a 4 skyhawk

anonymous asked:

Differences between the A-4 Skyhawk and the F-4 Phantom?

Skyhawk

Subsonic attack jet, a small and extremely agile machine with a somewhat impressive ordinance capacity for her size, the backbone of the US Navy in the first stage of the Vietnam War, and a surprising machine in Argentine hands during the Falklands War, completely overwhelming the highly sophisticated British AA ships, not to mention, a light fighter at heart. 

Phantom II

A heavy twin-engine supersonic plane originally intended as a supersonic carrier-borne interceptor, but that proved to be THE multirole aircraft, from fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, Wild Weasel (SAM bait-n-switch) to even target drone, the backbone of NATO and the free world, and that over 50 years after er introduction she’s still alive and kicking with many countries around the world. 

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Lockheed Martin A-4AR Fightinghawk

Conversion of 36 McDonnell Douglas A-4M Skyhawks for the Argentinian Air Force in the 1990’s. The original aircraft were built in the 1970’s, but were upgraded with F-16 radars (AN/APG-66v2) and the latest avionics. Three aircraft have been lost since the Fightinghawk entered service in 1997.

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