RC A-4 Skyhawk


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P&W J52
11,200 lbs.
10,465 lbs.
22,500 lbs.
2- 20 mm
8,200 lbs.
41 ft. 9 in.
26 ft. 6 in.
700 mph
8,440 fpm
40,000 feet
2,000 miles

RC A-4 Skyhawk
The RC A-4 Skyhawk from Freewing is PNP with a wingspan of 37 in. and length of 56 in.  A 3530-1850 kV motor turns an 80 mm EDF.
The Alfa Models RC A-4 Skyhawk wingspan is 22" and length is 29". Controls are engine, elevator, and ailerons. 

You can read what Jack Roberts has to say about his RC A-4 Skyhawk by Alfa Models in the comments below.

The RC A-4 Skyhawk from Yellow Aircraft features a fiberglass fuselage and comes in two wing sizes. The sport wing has a span of 45" and the scale wing has a span of 40". Fuselage length is 56". Weigh can be between 9 and 11 lbs. Yellow Aircraft recommends .81 and up ducted fan engines with 5 1/4" tractor type fans as power.

The RC A-4 Skyhawk by Jet Hanger Hobbies is 1/8 scale, has a fiberglass fuselage with wood sheeted wings. The length is 57" and wingspan is 47". Recommended power is a Turbax 5" ducted fan system or a turbine.

Tamjets has the RC A-4 Skyhawk with a 48" wingspan and 70" length. A turbine engine that has from 13 to 17 1/2 lbs. of thrust is the suggested power necessary to propel the approximately 19 1/2 lb. aircraft.

Century Jet Models has the RC A-4 Skyhawk. It has a 56" wingspan and a length of 85". You will need from 17 -27 lb. thrust turbine power.

The A-4 Skyhawk from Douglas Aircraft was known for its maneuverability. It was one of the greatest aircraft to serve with the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and in various air forces throughout the world.

In 1955 the A-4 Skyhawk set a 500 km closed course speed record of 695 mph.

The A-4 Skyhawk was the main tactical aircraft of the United States Navy during the early Vietnam War. They carried out some of the first bombing missions of the war and are believed to also have dropped the last U.S. ordnance of the war.

During the Falkland War, despite lacking any electronic or missile self defense, A-4 Skyhawk aircraft of the Argentine Air Force damaged and sunk numerous British ships. In all, 22 of the aircraft were lost or shot down during the war.

A total of some 2,960 of the A-4 Skyhawk aircraft were built through 1980.