EAA AirVenture 2014- Oshkosh, Wisconsin
The A-4 Skyhawk first
flew in June of 1954 and remained in production until 1979.
The US Navy used the Skyhawk during Vietnam and continued to
use it up into the 1980s as an adversary for the US Navy
Fighter Weapons School, Top Gun. Israel also used the A-4 in
the Yom Kippur War and in other engagements in the Middle
East. Some of these were later sold to Indonesia. Argentina
used the A-4 during the Falklands War. Kuwait also had several
A-4 Skyhawks prior to the Iraqi invasion. 24 of the 29
Skyhawks escaped to Saudi Arabia during the invasion and were
flown by the Free Kuwaiti Air Force during the liberation. 23
of them survived the war and were later sold to Brazil, where
they are still in use today.
This is an A-4B manufactured in 1957.
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