US Navy A-4E 1967 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_A-4_Skyhawk#mediaviewer/File:A-4E_VA-164_1967.JPEG
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat attack aircraft. It is capable of landing on a aircraft carrier. It was buit for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The wing is a delta wing and the aircraft has a single engine.
The Skyhawk has a maximum take off weight of 24,500lb and has a top speed of more then 600 miles per hour. It is capable of carrying a variety of missiles, bombs and other items.
Skyhawks played roles in the Vietnam War, the Yom Kippur War and the Falklands war. The Brazilian Navy still use the aircraft today.
Purpose: Attack Aircraft, Light Fighter, Aggressor Aircraft.
First Flight: 22 June 1954
Introduction: October 1956
Retired: 2003 US Navy & 1998 USMC
Status: Active with none US users
Number Built: 2,960