Douglas A-1H Skyraider “Lieutenant America”

Aircraft Details


4x 20 mm AN/M3 cannon with 200 rounds per gun, 15 external hardpoints with a capacity of 8,000 lb (3,600 kg)


1 × Wright R-3350-26WA Duplex-Cyclone 18-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine, 2,700 hp (2,000 kW)

Max Speed:

322 mph (518 km/h, 280 kn) at 18,000 ft (5,500 m)

Cruising Speed:

198 mph (319 km/h, 172 kn)


1,316 mi (2,118 km, 1,144 nmi)

Wing Span:

50 ft 0.25 in (15.2464 m)


38 ft 10 in (11.84 m)


15 ft 8.25 in (4.7816 m)


18,106 lb (8,213 kg) Max



Service Ceiling:

28,500 ft (8,700 m)

Aircraft History

The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (formerly AD Skyraider) is an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late 1940s and early 1980s. The Skyraider had a remarkably long and successful career; it became a piston-powered, propeller-driven anachronism in the jet age, and was nicknamed “Spad”, after the French World War I fighter.[2]

It was operated by the United States Navy (USN), the United States Marine Corps (USMC), and the United States Air Force (USAF), and also saw service with the British Royal Navy, the French Air Force, the Republic of Vietnam Air Force (RVNAF), and others. It remained in U.S. service until the early 1970s.

Source: Wikipedia

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