Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Douglas A4D Skyhawk
Buno number 144906
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The A-4 Skyhawk was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company. It is a lightweight aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 24,500 pounds and has a top speed of more than 600 miles per hour. The aircraft's five hardpoints support a variety of missiles, bombs and other munitions and were capable of delivering nuclear weapons using a low altitude bombing system and a "loft" delivery technique. Skyhawks played key roles in the Vietnam War, the Yom Kippur War, and the Falklands War. Sixty years after the aircraft's first flight, some of the nearly 3,000 produced remain in service with several air arms around the world and as "Adversary" for Top Gun training.
Wingspan - 26 ft. 6 in.
Length - 40 ft. 6 in.
Height - 15 ft. 0 in.
Max weight - 24,500 lbs.
Max speed - 673 M.P.H.
Range - 2,000 Miles
Service ceiling - 42,250 ft.
Crew - 1
This A-4 Skyhawk bears the markings of two (2) great
This aircraft was donated by Paul Shannon and its restoration was sponsored by Tom & Chris Ernest along with Miller Construction Company in memory of Gordon Pryor Miller, USMC Vietnam.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • War, Vietnam • Wars, Non-US. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1967.
Location. 38° 40.363′ N, 87° 32.292′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker can be reached from South 6th Street Road west of Willow Street (Business U.S. 41). Marker is on the grounds of Indiana Military Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 S 6th Street Rd, Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom (within shouting distance of this marker); 2S1 Gvozdika (within shouting distance of this marker); M-114 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed T-33A PZL TS-11 Iskra (within shouting distance of this marker); M-211 (within shouting distance of this marker); Sexton Mark II (within shouting distance of this marker); M3 Halftrack (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
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