Scooter: The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story

Scooter: The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Story

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Few modern military aircraft can claim the longevity and overall success enjoyed by the legendary Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. Also known as the Bantam Bomber and Scooter the small, subsonic A-4 first flew in the mid-1950s during the burgeoning era of larger and much more complex supersonic jet fighters. The Skyhawk broke the mold, however, by becoming America's first simple, low-cost, and lightweight jet-powered attack aircraft. Still in use today in South America, the Skyhawk enjoyed a 25-year production run.
A-4s achieved combat fame in the Falklands Islands War and the Vietnam War where one even scored a kill against a faster Soviet-built MiG. Used by the air arms of seven foreign countries as well as the U.S. Navy's famed Blue Angels Flight Demonstration team, the A-4 Skyhawk remains a fascination for naval aviation enthusiasts nearly six decades after it first took to the sky.

Product Details

  • Author: Tommy Thomason
  • Publication Date: 2011-09-14
  • Publisher: Crecy Publishing
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Crecy Publishing
  • Binding: Hardcover, 276 pages
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 890L x 88W x 1140H
    • Weight: 295
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 1110L x 850W x 110H
    • Weight: 255
  • List Price: $44.95
  • ISBN: 0859791602
  • ASIN: 0859791602

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