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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #375 on: October 19, 2020, 12:14:03 AM »
And a non after burning Spey or Olympus?
Douglas (or it might have been McDonnell Douglas) offered a non-afterburning Spey variant of the Skyhawk, but you're probably already aware of that Volkodav

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I have a copy of that brochure; very interesting reading since it includes drawings showing the changes from a "stock" A-4.

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #376 on: October 20, 2020, 04:18:48 AM »
And a non after burning Spey or Olympus?
Douglas (or it might have been McDonnell Douglas) offered a non-afterburning Spey variant of the Skyhawk, but you're probably already aware of that Volkodav

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I have a copy of that brochure; very interesting reading since it includes drawings showing the changes from a "stock" A-4.
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #377 on: November 04, 2020, 05:51:55 AM »
What-if 1/48 Hobbycraft RCN A-4CN Sea Eagle





Backstory and more photos here at ARC Air: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal15/14401-14500/gal14490-A-4-Dompierre/00.shtm


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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #378 on: January 22, 2022, 08:00:22 PM »
Oval nose intake Skyhawk


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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #379 on: February 23, 2022, 02:05:33 PM »
So~ in light of recent events, some authors in Japan decided to ride the bandwagon......

Japanese mercenary/volunteer v.s. PLAAF over Taiwan.  Preview sources HERE

The A-4 is a Super-Super Skyhawk powered by a F414-EPE afterburning turbofan.  The nose looks a tad small for a radar-equipped variant, but since the book is rather upfront about going for an A-4 v.s. Su-35 showdown, I think the author might be trying to primarily emulate the Brazilian AF-1 in terms of sensors and other equipment fit.

The Su-35 is just being a Su-35.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2022, 02:07:27 PM by dy031101 »
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #380 on: February 23, 2022, 04:35:11 PM »
Super-Super Skyhawk powered by a F414-EPE afterburning turbofan.  Would been heck of a deal in Vietnam.

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #381 on: March 07, 2022, 04:54:26 AM »
No fire control radar.

(The title reads "Return of the Flying Tigers")
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #382 on: August 09, 2022, 11:26:18 PM »
SkyHawk as a proper fighter with a propos radar missils etc... Being tested by US Marines but intended to equip any south american second class carrier, hence the generic "MARINA"


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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #383 on: August 10, 2022, 04:52:02 AM »
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #384 on: March 05, 2023, 03:00:15 PM »
New Zealand Super Skyhawk


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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #385 on: March 07, 2023, 05:49:09 AM »
Oh that is cool.
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #386 on: March 08, 2023, 02:10:47 AM »
Spanish Skyhawk


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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #387 on: March 08, 2023, 12:24:42 PM »
SkyHawk as a proper fighter with a propos radar missils etc... Being tested by US Marines but intended to equip any south american second class carrier, hence the generic "MARINA"


ose and radar from a Hawk 200?

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #388 on: March 09, 2023, 03:41:46 PM »
Yes... :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #389 on: March 09, 2023, 04:56:24 PM »
Sweet,,, super good  :smiley:  :smiley:

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #390 on: March 10, 2023, 05:00:30 AM »
HERE

And ... what about the female pilot?  :-*  :-*
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #391 on: August 27, 2023, 04:07:28 AM »

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #393 on: February 29, 2024, 08:36:38 PM »
That would have been useful for the RAN's Skyhawks, given their Fleet Defence role & Sidewinder armament.
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #394 on: March 01, 2024, 01:02:37 AM »
That would have been useful for the RAN's Skyhawks, given their Fleet Defence role & Sidewinder armament.

You could probably model one as a fit to the RAN Skyhawks - probably using the AN/AAA-4 from the F-4B:



Or that used on the F-8 Crusader:

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #395 on: March 22, 2024, 02:25:54 AM »
Video showing USMC ground crew safety and handling procedures for loading a nuclear device (in this case, a B61 shape) on an A-4M Skyhawk:
YouTUbe > What You Haven't Seen YouTube Channel > Nuclear Weapons Loading Procedures (1976)

The music is a bit reminiscent of the times and from what can be seen of the terrain in the video I believe this was filmed at MCAS el Toro, California. 
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #396 on: April 13, 2024, 03:48:50 PM »
What if AUstralia had bought a version of the earlier, J65-powered, A-4s and adapted them more to Australian equipment, Avon replacing the Sapphire-based J65 and ADEN cannons replacing the 20mm Colt Cannons?  This would allow a major upgrade later, with a SLEP, to the same F404-powered version that Singapore has.

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #397 on: April 14, 2024, 02:05:37 AM »
What if AUstralia had bought a version of the earlier, J65-powered, A-4s and adapted them more to Australian equipment, Avon replacing the Sapphire-based J65 and ADEN cannons replacing the 20mm Colt Cannons?  This would allow a major upgrade later, with a SLEP, to the same F404-powered version that Singapore has.

Maybe a joint development with the UK, Canada, India and New Zealand.  Maybe add in a Laser Ranging and Marked Targeting System (LRMTS) in a pod under the nose in addition to the AN/APG-53 radar.  Later on, as part of the upgrade to include the F404, also add in the AN/APG-66 radar and other Project Kahu upgrades.
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #398 on: April 16, 2024, 10:51:16 AM »
I like the way you think!! 8)