Specifications for the
Douglas A-1 Skyraider
Focus Model: Douglas AD-1 Skyraider
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Corporation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1946
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 (517kmh; 279 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,553 miles (2,500km)
Service Ceiling: 26,001 ft (7,925 m; 4.9 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,300 feet-per-minute (701 m/min)
4 x 20mm Cannons fitted to wings
12 x Rockets underwing
Up to 7,000 pounds of external ordnance including conventional drop bombs, torpedoes, machine gun pods, cannon pods and mine dispensers.
XBT2D-1 "Destroyer II" - Prototype Model Designation.
AD-1 - Fitted with R-3350-24W radial engine generating 2,500hp; 2 x 20mm cannons; 8,000lbs of underwing stores; 242 produced.
AD-2 - 156 produced featuring increased fuel capacity.
AD-3 - 125 produced; new canopy and landing gear system.
AD-3N - Night Attack Variant
AD-3Q - Electronic Countermeasures
AD-3W - AEW Radar-Toting Model
AD-4 - Fitted with R-3350-26WA engine generating 2,700hp; autopilot system implemented.
AD-4B - Nuclear capability; 4 x 20mm cannon; 165 produced.
AD-4L - Winterized Variant
AD-4N - Modified Variant to AD-4NA Standard
AD-4NA - Day Attack Variant
AD-4NL - Winterized Variant
AD-5 - Anti-Submarine Model of which 212 produced; two crew-seating in side-by-side configuration; widened fuselage.
AD-6 - Improved AD-4B versions; improved low-level bombing capability; 713 produced.
AD-7 - AD-6 version fitted with R-3350-26WB and reinforced substructure of which 73 were produced in total in this way.
A-1E - AD-5 Redesignated from 1962 standard onwards.
A-1H - AD-6 Redesignated from 1962 standard onwards.
A-1J - AD-7 Redesignated from 1962 standard onwards.
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