Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
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)
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • War, Vietnam •
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