A-4F

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

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

11 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

1 year ago

The story of the A-4 pilot that destroyed a SAM storage hidden in a mountainside during an Iron Hand mission over North Vietnam

Iron Hand A-4 aircraft orbited over a known site, or between sites, at 10,000 ft, fired their Shrikes and then… Read More

3 years ago

The story behind Van Halen music video for Dreams featuring Blue Angels in the A-4 Skyhawks

Van Halen music video for Dreams with the Blue Angels in the A-4 Skyhawks The cool clip in this post… Read More

4 years ago

Former US Naval Aviator provides an A-4 Vs A-7 Technical Comparison

‘It came down to a great little airplane, the A-4, being less capable overall than a larger and more efficient… Read More

5 years ago

Man on A Missile: Former Blue Angels CO explains why the Team chose the A-4 Skyhawk to Replace the F-4 Phantom

“The overall weight reduction was significant. We ended up with an airplane that weighed 11,300 pounds [dry] and we had… Read More

5 years ago