Specifications for the
Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)
Focus Model: Douglas AD-1 Skyraider
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Corporation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1946
Production Total: 3,180
Length: 39.37 ft (12 m)
Width: 50.00 ft (15.24 m)
Height: 15.75ft (4.80 m)
Weight (Empty): 10,470 lb (4,749 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 18,029 lb (8,178 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Wright R-3350-24W air-cooled radial engine developing 2,500 horsepower.
Maximum Speed: 321 mph (517 kmh; 279 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,553 miles (2,500 km)
Service Ceiling: 26,001 ft (7,925 m; 4.9 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,300 feet-per-minute (701 m/min)
2 OR 4 x 20mm cannons in wings (model dependent)
Fifteen external hardpoints to support various ordnance including rockets, torpedoes, mine dispensers, conventional (and nuclear) drop bombs, and fuel tanks. Between 6,000 lb and 8,000 lb of stores.
XBT2D-1 "Destroyer II" - Prototype Model Designation.
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