Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

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The Skyhawk first entered service with the US Navy almost 50 years ago. It is still in service with various US units and remains the backbone of many of the air forces of those countries to which it has been exported. It was originally conceived as a carrier-borne fighter bomber, but as the aircraft has evolved it has taken on other roles.This is an in-depth look at the design, production, evolution, operation and performance of the aircraft. It will also include first-hand accounts of flying the Skyhawk in action.Fuel System The fuelcontrol system needed careful handling on the early Skyhawks. ... was to use a burst ofextra power on the downwind legandif full thrust was not forthcoming, then shiftto manual fuel control. ... and theswitch to 300 gallon tanks, which exposed morefuel to supercooling than the earlier 150 gallontanks.

Title:Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Author: Jim Winchester
Publisher:Pen and Sword - 2004-09-30

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