A-4 Skyhawk

Argentina signs letter of intent to buy 24 F-16 fighter jets from Denmark

Argentina signs letter of intent to buy 24 F-16 fighter jets from Denmark

Argentina signs letter of intent on the possible sale of 24 Danish F-16 fighter jets On Mar. 26, 2024 in… Read More

3 weeks ago

USMC A-4 pilot recalls when a USAF F-15 pilot refused to fly a “not all aspect Sidewinder” mock air engagement against his Skyhawk

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Douglas built 2,960 A-4 Skyhawk aircraft between 1954 and 1979. Built small to be cost effective and so… Read More

2 months ago

F-8 Pilot recalls a Colorful Crusader Driver Who Hit the Ramp and Ejected on His Initial Night Qual

F-8 Crusader pilot Charlie Glasscock Aviation seems to be populated with more than its share of memorable personalities, especially carrier… Read More

2 months ago

The Argentine Air Force wanted to buy F/A-18s or F-16s to replace its A-4 fleet instead had to purchase former USMC Skyhawks and upgrading them to the A-4AR standard

The A-4 Skyhawk The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat subsonic carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States… Read More

3 months ago

Argentine A-4 Pilots recall the (controversial) strike they undertook on Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Invincible during the Falklands War

The A-4 Skyhawk Called the “Tinker Toy” because of its diminutive size, the A-4 Skyhawk bore the brunt of Naval Aviation’s strike effort… Read More

4 months ago

The forgotten, incredible story of the only time the two-seat TA-4F Skyhawk went to combat from a carrier flightdeck

The Navy had developed a hand-held laser, which allowed the aircraft crew to pinpoint the target themselves, but the single-seater… Read More

9 months ago

That time a Marine mechanic stole an A-4M Skyhawk attack aircraft for a joyride

The A-4 Skyhawk Douglas built 2,960 A-4 Skyhawk aircraft between 1954 and 1979. Built small to be cost effective and… Read More

9 months ago

The story of the IAF Skyhawk pilot who shot down two Syrian MiG-17s flying an A-4 fitted with French-designed and Israeli-manufactured 30 mm DEFA Cannon

Dotan squeezed the trigger and fired a long burst into the jet's right wing root. The wing was quickly ripped… Read More

11 months ago

During a dogfight over Vietnam an F-8 pilot fired an AIM-9 to a MiG-17 but instead the Sidewinder tracked a Crusader. The missile ended up destroying another AIM-9.

The story of a confused dogfight during the Vietnam War. After having shot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 on May… Read More

12 months ago

Former Blue Angels CO explains why the Team chose the A-4 Skyhawk over the F-14 Tomcat and the A-7 Corsair II to Replace the F-4 Phantom II

‘While we were doing this search for airplanes, a couple of squadrons were coming back from Vietnam and were being… Read More

12 months ago

US Naval Aviator explains why even though the A-4 was agile enough to serve as adversary aircraft with the US Navy, the Skyhawk was not a great fighter

‘Yes, the A-4 Skyhawk was agile. However, it takes more than agility to make a good fighter,’ John Chesire, former… Read More

1 year ago