Douglas A4 Skyhawk
Bee County, Texas
28 24.105' N 97 44.909' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of Washington Street and Corpus Street. The plane is on the southeast corner of the intersection.
Text: Carrier based jet attack aircraft designed for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Early models of the A4 entered service in 1956 and were produced over a longer time than any other jet in the world. It simplicity and effectiveness allowed numerous improved models to be developed. The A4 series was used extensively in Vietnam and is still in wide use by the Navy, Marines and several foreign nations. The TA 4J Trainer, a two seat version is used for advanced jet training of Navy and Marine Corps aviators at training Air Wing Three NAS Chase Field. Wing Span 27 feet 5 inches. Length 42 feet, 10 inches. Maximum weight 22, 500 pounds. Maximum speed 680 MPH. Range 2000 miles. Presented by U.S. Navy.