Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk (A-4C)

Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk (A-4C)

  • The A4D-2N, was an improved version of the A4D-2. It went into production after the Navy decided to not fund the A4D-3 proposal that Douglas offered them.

  • It was powered by the Curtiss-Wright J65-W-16A engine, with many upgraded to the more powerful J65-W-20.

  • The "N" designation represented the "night" capability delivered by the addition of a radar. This resulted in a slightly longer nose; and pushed the aircraft length from 39 feet, 4 inches to 40 feet and one inch.

  • With three external stores station, it could deliver weapons utilizing an improved weapons delivery system.

  • Some A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawks were later modified to the A-4L configuration.

  • BuNo145062, the first A4D-2N.

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