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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
A4-Skyhawk
Info
Nation Flag United States United States
Class Ground Attack Aircraft
Variant(s) A-4M Skyhawk II
Cost 45 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 0%
Icon WRD Air Detection Good
Speed 600 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 4000 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 120 s
Icon WRD Turn radius 300
Icon WALB Year 1956
Icon WALB Type Marines, Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Weapons
Autocannon Twin Colt Mk12 (20mm)
Bomb Mk 82 (227kg, AoE)

Available to NATO forces, the A-4 Skyhawk is an American ground attack aircraft.

HistoryEdit

Developed in the early 1950s, the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was originally designated the A4D. It was developed as a lightweight, daylight only nuclear capable strike aircraft for use in large numbers from aircraft carriers. It is notable for being able to carry almost the aircraft's empty weight in armaments (9,900lb of armaments vs. 10,450lb empty weight). The A-4F is a product improved variant of the A-4, featuring a more powerful Pratt & Whitney J52-P-8A turbofan, generating 2100lbs more thrust than the Wright J65 that powered the A-4A, and carries extra avionics in a humped dorsal fairing behind the cockpit.

OverviewEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

The A-4F is an inexpensive strike aircraft available to NATO decks. It carries two 20mm cannons and eight 127mm Zuni rockets. It has no ECM, no AAM compliment, and is not particularly fast, topping out at 600km/h, leaving it vulnerable to both enemy fighters and anti-aircraft artillery. Nonetheless, the A-4F's rockets make the plane an effective close air support platform, especially against lightly armored vehicles and infantry. It is able to attack helicopters with its two Colt Mk. 12 cannons, and can use the same for some level of defense against enemy fighters.

Red DragonEdit

The A-4F in Wargame: Red Dragon is an inexpensive strike aircraft available to NATO decks. Replacing the Zuni rockets are four 227kg Mk. 82 free-fall bombs. The A-4F still does not carry ECM, leaving it vulnerable to long range SAMs and AAMs. At 45 points per plane, however, the A-4F is a good light strike platform for targeting lightly armored vehicles or infantry. 

WeaponsEdit

AirLand BattleEdit

Weapons WAB Icon Twin Colt Mk 12 WAB Icon Mk 24 Zuni
Type Autocannon Rocket No Weapon
Name Twin Colt Mk 12 127mm Zuni
Caliber 20mm, AoE 127mm, AoE
Ammo x 200 x 8
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1400 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2100 m
Ground = 2450 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 4 6
Icon WRD Stabilizer N/A N/A
AP Power 0 0
HE Power 1 5
Icon WALB Suppression 46 293
Rate of fire 1071 r/min 300 r/min

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon Twin Colt Mk 12 WRD Icon Mk.82
Type Autocannon Bomb No Weapon
Name Twin Colt Mk 12 Mk.82
Caliber 20mm, AoE 227kg AoE
Ammo x 200 x 4
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 2100 m
Ground = 3500 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Accuracy 20% 25%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 20% N/A
AP Power N/A N/A
HE Power 1 10
Icon WALB Suppression 40 600
Rate of fire 1071 r/min 42 r/min

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