Douglas A-1 Skyraider
The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD) was an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late 1940s and early 1980s. It became a piston-powered, propeller-driven anachronism in the jet age, and was nicknamed "Spad", after the French World War I fighter.
AD-2 156 were built: Powered by 2,700 hp Wright R-3350-26W engine.
AD-4 372 were built: Improvements included strengthened landing gear, improved radar, G-2 compass, anti-G suit provisions, four 20mm cannon and 14 aerial rocket launchers.
Technical Details A-1H
Crew one (pilot)
Engine 1 × Wright R-3350-26WA radial engine, 2,700 hp
Span 50 ft 0¼ in (15.25 m)
Length 38 ft 10 in (11.84 m)
Height 15 ft 8¼ in (4.78 m)
Maximum Speed 322 mph at 18,000'
Range 1,316 miles
Armament 4 x 20 mm M2 cannons
Bombload Up to 8,000 lbs of ordnance on 15 external hardpoints: bombs, torpedoes, mines, rockets, or gun pods