Specifications for the
Douglas F3D / F-10 Skyknight
Focus Model: Douglas F3D-2 Skyknight
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Douglas Aircraft Company - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1951
Length: 45.44 ft (13.85 m)
Width: 50.00 ft (15.24 m)
Height: 16.08ft (4.90 m)
Weight (Empty): 15,020 lb (6,813 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 26,788 lb (12,151 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Westinghouse J46-WE-36 engines developing 3,400 lb of thrust each.
Maximum Speed: 529 mph (852 kmh; 460 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,374 miles (2,212 km)
Service Ceiling: 36,745 ft (11,200 m; 7.0 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,970 feet-per-minute (905 m/min)
4 x 20mm Hispano-Suiza M2 cannons in lower forward fuselage.
10 x Air-to-Air Rockets underwing OR 2 x 2,000lb conventional drop bombs underwing.
4 x Sparrow medium-range air-to-air missiles
Up to 2,000lbs of external ordnance.
XF3D-1 - Prototype Model Designation of which three examples were produced; fitted with 2 x J-34-WE-32 engines and 4 x 20mm cannons in nose mount.
F3D-1 - Initial Production Series Designation; fitted with 2 x J-34-WE-24 type engines; later redesignated to F-10A after 1962; 28 examples of produced.
F3D-1M - Missile-Carrying Conversion Models; 12 conversions completed.
F3D-2 - Upgraded F3D-1 models; fitted with 2 x J-34-WE-36 / -36A / -28 turbojet engines; thicker bulletproof windscreen; autopilot; provision for HE air-to-air rockets underwing; enlarged engine nacelles; wing spoilers for improved rate-of-roll; redesignated as F-10B after 1962; 237 examples produced.
F3D-2B - Close-Support Fighter Variant based on the F3D-2 model series.
F3D-2M - Missile-Carrying Conversion Models of the F3D-2; fitted with 4 x Sparrow air-to-air missiles as standard; redesignated to MF-10B after 1962; 16 such conversions produced.
F3D-2Q - Electronic Reconnaissance Model; redesignated to EF-10B after 1962; 30 examples modified as such.
F3D-2T - Radar Interception Officer Training Conversion Models of the F3D-2 production mark.
F3D-2T2 - Upgraded F3D-2T Models; redesignated as TF-10B after 1962.
F3D-3 - Proposed Swept-Wing Model based on the F3D-2; never produced.
F-10A - Redesignated from F3D-1 after 1962.
F-10B - Redesignated from F3D-2 after 1962.
EF-10B - Redesignated from F3D-2Q after 1962.
MF-10B - Redesignated from F3D-2M after 1962.
TF-10B - Redesignated from F3D-2T2 after 1962.