McDonnell Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk Aircraft Data
Photo ID 220755 by Gerrit Kok Collection. USA Navy McDonnell Douglas TA 4J Skyhawk, 155089
Two-place carrier-borne jet trainer

The TA-4J is a dedicated trainer version of the single-seat A-4 light attack aircraft. Replacing the TF-9J Cougar, the TA-4J served for decades until it's final replacement by the T-45A Goshawk in 2003. While not the exact TA-4J model of the U.S. Navy, twin-stick A-4's are currently in service with the Marinha do Brasil and the Israeli Air and Space Force (IASF) in their original capacities as trainers.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • First Flight: 12/17/68
  • Initial Service Date: 1969
  • No. Built: 277
  • No. In Service: 0
  • No. of Hardpoints: 5
  • Crew: 2

Power:

Pratt & Whitney J52-P408A turbojet at 11,200 lbf

Weapons:

2 x 20 mm Colt Mk. 12 canons with 100 rounds per gun.

Dimensions:

Length: 43 ft. 7 in.
Wing Span: 27 ft. 6 in.
Wing Area: 260 sq.ft
Height: 15 ft. 7 in.
Empty Weight: 10,450 lbs
Max. Weight: 24,500 lbs
Max. Payload: 9,900 lbs
Internal Fuel: 4,583 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 673 mph
Cruise Speed: 587 mph
Service Ceiling: 38,700 ft.
Normal Range: 1,173 nm
Max. Range: 1,911.75 nm

Operators:

United States (Navy, Marine Corps)

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