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Douglas AD (A-1) Skyraider attacker

 

AD-6 (A-1H) Skyraider

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
AD-1 attacker 12/1946 - 4/1947 242 1960 - 1962 1 seat, Wright R-3350-24W engine (2500 h. p.), 2 20-mm guns, 3629 kg of combat load on 15 points (1633 kg on hull: 1 907-kg bomb or 1 torpedo, 2 1361 kg on plane center: 2 907-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 CBU-28/A, CBU-37/A or M56 mine cassettes, 12 113.5 kg on wings: 12 113.5-kg bombs or 12 127-mm HVAR rockets or 8 227-kg bombs or 6 XM-3 mine cassettes and 4 113.5-kg bombs), naval mines, rocket blocks, bomb cassettes, 7.6-mm sixtuple Minigun MG in containers, sixtuple 20-mm Vulcan guns are available, later up to 4767 kg of combat load
AD-1Q ECM plane 1947 35 1960 - 1962 2 seats, unarmed, ECM equipment
AD-2 attacker 1947 - 1948 156 1960 - 1962 1 seat, R-3350-26W engine (2800 h. p.), 2 20-mm guns, 3629 kg of combat load on 15 points (1633 kg on hull: 1 907-kg bomb or 1 torpedo, 2 1361 kg on plane center: 2 907-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 CBU-28/A, CBU-37/A or M56 mine cassettes, 12 113.5 kg on wings: 12 113.5-kg bombs or 12 127-mm HVAR rockets or 8 227-kg bombs or 6 XM-3 mine cassettes and 4 113.5-kg bombs), naval mines, rocket blocks, bomb cassettes, 7.6-mm sixtuple Minigun MG in containers, sixtuple 20-mm Vulcan guns are available, later up to 4767 kg of combat load
AD-2Q ECM plane 1947 - 1948 21 1960 - 1962 2 seats, unarmed, ECM equipment
AD-3 attacker 1948 - 7/1949 125 1960 - 1962 1 seat, 2 20-mm guns, 3629 kg of combat load on 15 points (1633 kg on hull: 1 907-kg bomb or 1 torpedo, 2 1361 kg on plane center: 2 907-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 CBU-28/A, CBU-37/A or M56 mine cassettes, 12 113.5 kg on wings: 12 113.5-kg bombs or 12 127-mm HVAR rockets or 8 227-kg bombs or 6 XM-3 mine cassettes and 4 113.5-kg bombs), naval mines, rocket blocks, bomb cassettes, 7.6-mm sixtuple Minigun MG in containers, sixtuple 20-mm Vulcan guns are available, later up to 4767 kg of combat load
AD-3N night attacker 1948 - 1949 15 1960 - 1962 3 seats, APS-4 radar
AD-3Q ECM plane 1948 - 1949 23 1960 - 1962 2 seats, without armament and radar, ECM equipment
AD-3W EW plane 1948 - 1949 31 1960 - 1962 3 seats, without ECM equipment, APS-20 radar
AD-4 attacker 7/1949 - 1952 372 1960 - 1962 1 seat, R-3350-26WA engine (3020 h. p.), 4 20-mm guns, 3629 kg of combat load on 15 points (1633 kg on hull: 1 907-kg bomb or 1 torpedo, 2 1361 kg on plane center: 2 907-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 CBU-28/A, CBU-37/A or M56 mine cassettes, 12 113.5 kg on wings: 12 113.5-kg bombs or 12 127-mm HVAR rockets or 8 227-kg bombs or 6 XM-3 mine cassettes and 4 113.5-kg bombs), naval mines, rocket blocks, bomb cassettes, 7.6-mm sixtuple Minigun MG in containers, sixtuple 20-mm Vulcan guns are available, later up to 4767 kg of combat load, APS-19 radar
AD-4B attacker, nuke carrier 8/1952 - 6/1953 165 + 28 modified from AD-4 1960 - 1962 4 20-mm guns, 3629 kg of combat load on 15 points (1633 kg on hull: 1 907-kg bomb or 1 torpedo, 2 1361 kg on plane center: 2 907-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 CBU-28/A, CBU-37/A or M56 mine cassettes, 12 113.5 kg on wings: 12 113.5-kg bombs or 12 127-mm HVAR rockets or 8 227-kg bombs or 6 XM-3 mine cassettes and 4 113.5-kg bombs), naval mines, rocket blocks, bomb cassettes, 7.6-mm sixtuple Minigun MG in containers, sixtuple 20-mm Vulcan guns, 762-kg nuke Mk 7 or 1474-kg Mk 8 are available, later up to 4767 kg of combat load, APS-19 radar
AD-4L attacker 1950 - 1952 63 modified from AD-4 1960 - 1962 4 20-mm guns, 3629 kg of combat load on 15 points (1633 kg on hull: 1 907-kg bomb or 1 torpedo, 2 1361 kg on plane center: 2 907-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 CBU-28/A, CBU-37/A or M56 mine cassettes, 12 113.5 kg on wings: 12 113.5-kg bombs or 12 127-mm HVAR rockets or 8 227-kg bombs or 6 XM-3 mine cassettes and 4 113.5-kg bombs), naval mines, rocket blocks, bomb cassettes, 7.6-mm sixtuple Minigun MG in containers, sixtuple 20-mm Vulcan guns are available, later up to 4767 kg of combat load, APS-19 radar, arctic equipment
AD-4N night attacker 2/1950 - 1953 307 1960 - 1962 3 seats, without arctic equipment, APS-31 radar
AD-4NA, 1962 - A-1D attacker 1950s 100 modified from AD-4N 2/1968 1 seat, APS-19 radar
AD-4NL night attacker 1950s 37 modified from AD-4N 1960 - 1962 3 seats, APS-31 radar, arctic equipment
AD-4Q ECM plane 11/1949 - 9/1950 39 1960 - 1962 2 seats, ECM equipment,  without armament, arctic equipment and radar
AD-4W EW plane 3/1950 - 1953 118, + 50 for RN 1960 - 1962 3 seats, APS-20 radar
AD-5, 1962 - A-1E attacker 8/1951 - 4/1956 212 2/1968 2 seats, R-3350-26W engine (2800 h. p.), 4 20-mm guns, 3629 kg of combat load on 15 points (1633 kg on hull: 1 907-kg bomb or 1 torpedo, 2 1361 kg on plane center: 2 907-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 CBU-28/A, CBU-37/A or M56 mine cassettes, 12 113.5 kg on wings: 12 113.5-kg bombs or 12 127-mm HVAR rockets or 8 227-kg bombs or 6 XM-3 mine cassettes and 4 113.5-kg bombs), naval mines, rocket blocks, bomb cassettes, 7.6-mm sixtuple Minigun MG in containers, sixtuple 20-mm Vulcan guns, 762-kg nuke Mk 7 or 1474-kg Mk 8 are available, later up to 4767 kg of combat load, APS-19 radar, can carry up to 2 parachuters
AD-5N, 1962 - A-1G night attacker 1952 - 1956 218 2/1968 APS-31 radar
AD-5Q, 1962 - EA-1F ECM plane 1950s 54 modified from AD-5N 12/1971 4 seats, ECM equipment, without armament and radar
AD-5W, 1962 - EA-1E EW plane 1953 - 1956 217 12/1971 APS-20 radar, without ECM equipment
AD-6, 1962 - A-1H all-weather attacker - nuke carrier 1953 - 8/1956 713 2/1968 1 seat, R-3350-26WD engine (2700 h. p.), 4 20-mm guns, 3629 kg of combat load on 15 points (1633 kg on hull: 1 907-kg bomb or 1 torpedo, 2 1361 kg on plane center: 2 907-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 CBU-28/A, CBU-37/A or M56 mine cassettes, 12 113.5 kg on wings: 12 113.5-kg bombs or 12 127-mm HVAR rockets or 8 227-kg bombs or 6 XM-3 mine cassettes and 4 113.5-kg bombs), naval mines, rocket blocks, bomb cassettes, 7.6-mm sixtuple Minigun MG in containers, sixtuple 20-mm Vulcan guns, 762-kg nuke Mk 7 or 1474-kg Mk 8 are available, later up to 4767 kg of combat load, APS-19 radar
AD-7, 1962 - A-1J all-weather attacker - nuke carrier 1956 - 3/1957 72 2/1968 strengthened construction

 

Modification AD-2 AD-4 AD-5 (A-1E)

AD-6 (A-1H)

Wing span, m

15.47 15.47 15.47

15.47

Length, m

11.84 11.76 12.22 11.89

Height, m

4.75 4.78 4.75 4.75

Wings area, m2

37.19 37.19 37.19 37.19

Empty mass, kg

  5312   4790

Full flying-off mass, kg

8308 11340 11350

11350

Engine 1 Wright R-3350-26W 1 Wright R-3350-26WA 1 Wright R-3350-26W 1 Wright R-3350-26WD

Power, h. p.

2800 3020 2800

2700

Maximal speed, km/h 607 583 500

584

Cruise speed, km/h   386   474
Flying range, km 2567 2165 1933 2412
Vertical speed, m/s   18   14.5
Maximal altitude, m 7350 11125 7925 7620
Complement 1 1 2 1
Armament 2 20-mm guns, 3629 kg of combat load on 15 points (1633 kg on hull: 1 907-kg bomb or 1 torpedo, 2 1361 kg on plane center: 2 907-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 CBU-28/A, CBU-37/A or M56 mine cassettes, 12 113.5 kg on wings: 12 113.5-kg bombs or 12 127-mm HVAR rockets or 8 227-kg bombs or 6 XM-3 mine cassettes and 4 113.5-kg bombs), naval mines, rocket blocks, bomb cassettes, 7.6-mm sixtuple Minigun MG in containers, sixtuple 20-mm Vulcan guns are available, later up to 4767 kg of combat load 4 20-mm guns, 3629 kg of combat load on 15 points (1633 kg on hull: 1 907-kg bomb or 1 torpedo, 2 1361 kg on plane center: 2 907-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 CBU-28/A, CBU-37/A or M56 mine cassettes, 12 113.5 kg on wings: 12 113.5-kg bombs or 12 127-mm HVAR rockets or 8 227-kg bombs or 6 XM-3 mine cassettes and 4 113.5-kg bombs), naval mines, rocket blocks, bomb cassettes, 7.6-mm sixtuple Minigun MG in containers, sixtuple 20-mm Vulcan guns are available, later up to 4767 kg of combat load 4 20-mm guns, 3629 kg of combat load on 15 points (1633 kg on hull: 1 907-kg bomb or 1 torpedo, 2 1361 kg on plane center: 2 907-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 CBU-28/A, CBU-37/A or M56 mine cassettes, 12 113.5 kg on wings: 12 113.5-kg bombs or 12 127-mm HVAR rockets or 8 227-kg bombs or 6 XM-3 mine cassettes and 4 113.5-kg bombs), naval mines, rocket blocks, bomb cassettes, 7.6-mm sixtuple Minigun MG in containers, sixtuple 20-mm Vulcan guns, 762-kg nuke Mk 7 or 1474-kg Mk 8 are available, later up to 4767 kg of combat load, can carry up to 2 parachuters 4 20-mm guns, 3629 kg of combat load on 15 points (1633 kg on hull: 1 907-kg bomb or 1 torpedo, 2 1361 kg on plane center: 2 907-kg bombs or 2 298-mm rockets or 2 CBU-28/A, CBU-37/A or M56 mine cassettes, 12 113.5 kg on wings: 12 113.5-kg bombs or 12 127-mm HVAR rockets or 8 227-kg bombs or 6 XM-3 mine cassettes and 4 113.5-kg bombs), naval mines, rocket blocks, bomb cassettes, 7.6-mm sixtuple Minigun MG in containers, sixtuple 20-mm Vulcan guns, 762-kg nuke Mk 7 or 1474-kg Mk 8 are available, later up to 4767 kg of combat load

XBT2D-1 Skyraider

A-1H Skyraider

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008