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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #270 on: January 06, 2018, 05:40:06 AM »
Interesting one that shouldn't be too hard to build
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #271 on: January 11, 2018, 07:33:49 AM »
How about a more standard wing on an A-4. Super Scooter anyone?

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #272 on: January 12, 2018, 02:30:26 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #273 on: January 12, 2018, 04:46:08 AM »
I'm going with Eurofighter wings and some canards for my Superscooter, but that is inspired! I think I need to get another cheap Italeri 1/72 A-4!
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #274 on: February 25, 2018, 03:20:06 AM »
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #275 on: March 14, 2018, 04:12:57 AM »
Not sure if these have been posted already:


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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #276 on: December 04, 2018, 04:43:55 AM »
Via Facebook.

Douglas CA.4E/CA.4F Skyhawk for RCAF. & RCN ?... Flying Review International, March 1965

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #277 on: December 04, 2018, 09:33:27 AM »
That would have been fun.
Would make a good whiff

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #278 on: December 05, 2018, 02:20:15 AM »







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Canadair CA-4L Skyhawk by Bob Aikens

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was a subsonic, carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the US Navy and Marine Corps. First flown June 22, 1954, the Skyhawk has proved itself as a very long lasting design, and though they have long since been retired by the US, some of the 2,960 airframes that were built continue to serve to this day, both with government forces (such as Brazil, flying off the carrier S„o Paulo) and with private companies (such as the Montreal, Canada based Discovery Air Defense Services and the Florida based Draken International).

The Skyhawk was powered by a variety of engines during it's career, with the most powerful being the Pratt & Whitney J52-P-408a, which generated 11,200 ft lbs of thrust, giving a tp speed in the range of 1,150 km/h. Armament was extremely varied, including 2x 20mm Colt Mk 12 cannons in the wing roots (changed to 2x 30mm DEFA cannons in some Israeli aircraft) and 5 hardpoints (4 under-wing and 1 fuselage) with a payload of up to 9,900 lbs. These hardpoints could be occupied by 4x LAU-10 rocket pods (each with 4x Mk.32 Zuni rockets), 4x AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, 2x AGM-12 Bullpup, 2x AGM-45 Shrike, 2x AGM-62 Walleye, 2x AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles, 6x Rockeye Cluster Bomb Units, any number of Mark 80 unguided bombs, the B43, B57, B61 tactical nuclear bombs, or up to 3x 1,400 L drop tanks.

The model is a Monogram 1/48 scale A-4E Skyhawk built straight from the box, finished in the standard two-tone grey camouflage worn by RCAF CF-188 Hornets (complete with fake cockpit painted on the underside of the fuselage) in order to represent a fictional RCAF Skyhawk.
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #279 on: December 05, 2018, 02:22:03 AM »
There is also this classic by AeroplaneDriver back in 2007:




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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #280 on: December 05, 2018, 09:35:02 PM »
Both patterns suit the scooter well

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #281 on: December 06, 2018, 11:42:10 AM »
Anti-shiiping Skyhawk:



RAF/FAA/RAAF variant with a Sea Eagle missile instead of a Harpoon?

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #282 on: December 07, 2018, 02:05:05 AM »
Maybe.  Or maybe as is but in RAN FAA scheme as a subtle whiff to confound people given the RAN FAA used both the A-4 and the AGM-84...but just not together. ;)
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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #283 on: December 07, 2018, 07:53:19 AM »
Maybe.  Or maybe as is but in RAN FAA scheme as a subtle whiff to confound people given the RAN FAA used both the A-4 and the AGM-84...but just not together. ;)
*wicked chuckle* I like the way you think.  Say in a low-viz RAN FAA scheme?

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Re: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #284 on: December 08, 2018, 03:35:52 AM »
Given the AGM-84s entered service not long before the A-4Gs were passed to New Zealand, I could see two whiff options:

  • Do one up in standard scheme for 1983/84:


    And say that it was a trial fit as part of a study into whether it was worth keeping the A-4s; or
  • Do them up in this scheme or another (such as that below) and say that the RAN FAA decided to keep them in service.  Mind you, if this happened, I would ultimately decide to give them an upgrade ala Project Kaha style that the Kiwis did.  Maybe even replace the J52s with dry F404s like the Singaporeans did...

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