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Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A4C Skyhawk
 
A4C Skyhawk Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
1. A4C Skyhawk Marker
 
Inscription. Delivered in 1956, the A-4 Skyhawk answered the Navy's call for a carrier-based light attack jet aircraft. Designed with minimal size and weight, the Skyhawk was so compact and space friendly, there was no need for folding wings. The A-4C (1959) was the first Skyhawk to have limited all-weather capability. Skyhawks were the Navy's primary light attack aircraft in the early years of the Vietnam War. From 1967 to 1975, the Navy replaced Skyhawks with the A-7 Corsair II. The US Marines continued to fly Skyhawks until 1994 (replaced by the AV-8B Harrier and F/A-18 Hornet). The Blue Angels flew Skyhawks from 1974-1986. Many heroic and skilled pilots regard the Skyhawk as one of the greatest attack aircraft ever built.

Manufacturer : Douglas (later McDonnell-Douglas
Type: carrier-based attack aircraft
Crew : pilot
Powerplant: one 7,700 lb (3,592.5kg) static thrust Wright J65 turbojet (early models) or 11,00 lb (4,989.5 kg) static thrust Pratt & Whitney J52-P8A turbojet (later models )
Wingspan: 27 ft 6 in (8.38 m)
Length: 40 ft 3 in (12.22 m)
Height: 14 ft 11 in (4.57 m)
Weight: 10,450 lbs (8318 kg) empty; 24,500lbs (11,136 kg) maximum
Armament: Two 20mm cannons; 9,155lbs (4,153 kg) maximum
Maximum speed: 670 mph (1078 km/h)
Combat radius: 325 miles (523 kilometers)
Service
 
A4C Skyhawk , carrier-based attack aircraft Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
2. A4C Skyhawk , carrier-based attack aircraft
Climb rate: 8,440 ft/min



 
ceiling: 41,800 (12,740m)

This aircraft on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida
 
Erected by Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 32° 47.493′ N, 79° 54.497′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Patriots Point Road. Click for map. Aboard the USS Yorktown. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The A-4 Skyhawk Pilots (here, next to this marker); The F-4 Phantom Pilots (here, next to this marker); F-4J Phantom II (a few steps from this marker); F/A-18A Hornet (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); E-1B Tracer (about 400 feet away); Clamagore (SS-343) (about 400 feet away); The A-7E Corsair II (about 500 feet away); SH-3G Sea King (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .
1. A4C Skyhawk , Patriots Point. the A-4 was so compact and storage friendly there was no need for folding wings. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, From Wikipedia. The Skyhawk remained in production until 1979, with a total of 2,960 aircraft built, including 555 two-seat trainers (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
A4C Skyhawk Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2013
3. A4C Skyhawk Marker
 
 
A4C Skyhawk Photo, Click for full size
Courtesy of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
4. A4C Skyhawk
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,043 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on September 30, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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