a 4 skyhawk

anonymous asked:

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


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. 


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.

via Wikipedia