Millville in Cumberland County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Millville Army Air Field Museum
The Millville Army Air Field Museum is fortunate to be one of a very few air museums in the United States to have a true combat aircraft in its inventory.
Wingspan-27 ft, 6 in.
*Length-40 ft, 1 & ½ in.
*Height 15 ft. 2 in.
*Empty Weight-9,284 lbs.
*Max Loaded Weight (carrier)-24,400 lbs.
*Max. Loaded (airfield)-27,420 lbs.
*Max Speed (clean)-680 mph.
*Range (with max. bomb load)-920 miles.
*Range (with max. fuel load)-2,000 miles. *Engine-One Pratt & Whitney
*Armament-One Mark 12 20mm cannon in each wing (near fuselage).
*Max. Bomb Load-10,000 lb of various ordinance (rockets, bombs, missiles, etc.)
The A-4 Skyhawk was created by Ed Helnemann at Douglas Aircraft Co. in June of 1952. It was approved by the U.S. Navy on June 22, 1954 and went on to exceed all Navy requirements for an aircraft carrier based bomber. Called the “Bantam Bomber”, “Scooter”, “Hot Rod”, “Ford”, and “Tinkertoy”. It remained in production for 26 years. Deliveries totaled 2,960 air frames of all different models (America used: A-4A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, L, M and N. Foreign used: A-4B, G, H, J, N, P, Q, and S). The A-4 models used in the Vietnam War included the A-4B, A-4C, A-4D, A-4E, A-4F, A-4M and the two-seat TA-4F. The first Skyhawks to see action in the Vietnam War were A-4C’s. In August, 1964, while the last were the markedly improved A-4Ms. The A-4F displayed here was accepted by the U.S. Navy on June 26, 1967 in Long Beach CA. It was decommissioned on September 30, 1992 while assigned to Composite Fighter Squadron 12 (VCF-12) at MAS Oceana, VA. It is distinctive among earlier Skyhawks due to the long electronics “hump” on top of its fuselage. This feature was deemed necessary to house additional electronic countermeasures “black
Location. 39° 22.314′ N, 75° 4.332′ W. Marker is in Millville, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Ledden Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millville NJ 08332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slipping Away (approx. 6 miles away); A River to Enjoy and Protect (approx. 7.4 miles away); Oak Hill Cemetery G.A.R. Monument (approx. 7.9 miles away); New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route (approx. 9.4 miles away); Delaware Bay and River (approx. 9.8 miles away); The Schooner AJ Meerwald (approx. 9.8 miles away); Bivalve Oyster Shipping Sheds (approx. 9.8 miles away); Ecology in the Watershed (approx. 9.8 miles away).
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