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Douglas A3D (A-3) Skywarrior attacker

 

 

A3D-2 (A-3B) Skywarrior

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
A3D-1, 1962 - A-3A attacker 3/1956 - 1957 50 1967 3 seats, 2 Pratt & Whitney J57-P-6 engines (2 x 4400 kgf), 2 20-mm guns, 4634 kg of combat load in hull (bombs, torpedoes, mines, 1 nuclear bomb)
A3D-2, 1962 - A-3B 1957 - 1/1961 164 2 J57-P-10 engines (2 x 4763 kgf), 2 20-mm guns, 5811 kg of combat load in hull (bombs, torpedoes, mines, 1 nuclear bomb), APN-122 radar
A3D-2P, 1962 - RA-3B recon 1958 - 1961 30 unarmed
A3D-2Q, 1962 - EA-3B ECM plane 8/1959 - 1961 24 1990 7 seats, ECM equipment
KA-3B flying tanker 1962 some modified from A-3B 3/1991 3 seats, without special equipment, 4543 l of cargo fuel
EKA-3B TACOS ECM plane - flying tanker 1968 39 modified from KA-3B 6 seats, ECM equipment, 2 907-kg or 8 227-kg bombs
ERA-3B ECM plane - recon 1970 10 modified from RA-3B planes can used in "aggressor" squadrons

 

Modification A3D-2 (A-3B)

Wing span, m

22.12

Length, m

22.16

Height, m

6.86

Wings area, m2

67.82

Empty mass, kg

17240

Full flying-off mass, kg

33112
Engine 2 Pratt & Whitney J57-P-10

Force, kgf

2 4763
Maximal speed, km/h 982
Cruise speed, km/h 837
Flying range, km 3959
Vertical speed, m/s  
Maximal altitude, m 13720
Complement 3
Armament 2 20-mm guns, 5811 kg of combat load in hull (bombs, torpedoes, mines, 1 nuclear bomb)

A3D-1 Skywarrior

KA-3B Skywarrior

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008