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Douglas A4D/A-4 Skyhawk
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Bu. 137812 to Bu. 137831

XA4D-1 Skyhawk/Bu. 137812
  • Prototype.
  • First flight, June 22, 1954.
  • Withdrawn from use at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ, September 2, 1963.
XA4D-1 Skyhawk/Bu. 137812
XA4D-1 Skyhawk/Bu. 137812 .
[Source: US Navy Photo]

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137813
*1957: NATC.
*1960: NPF/NARF.
*VA-83 as AJ-301.
*1963: NAF China Lake, CA.
*7/1/1963: Struck off charge at NAF China Lake, CA.
*9/1963: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*Returned to service.
*1969: NATC.
*10/21/1969: Struck off charge.
*Currently preserved at NAS Pensacola, FL.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137814
*9/23/1956: First flight.
*1959-61: VX-4 as XF-43.
*1961-63: NOTS China Lake, CA.
*6/17/1963: Struck off charge at NAF China Lake, CA.
*Currently preserved at NAF China Lake, CA.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137815
  • Delivered to U.S. Navy
  • Crashed near Victorville, CA, January 13, 1955.
    • Pilot was killed.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137816
*1956: NATC.
*8/13/1956: Crashed into the Patuxent River near NAS Patuxent River, MD. Pilot was killed.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137817
*1958-61: VA-125 as NJ-501.
*1967-68: NARTU Alameda, CA.
*1/14/1968: Crashed near Lake Berryessa, CA after a collision with A-4A 142160. Pilot was killed.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137818
*1963: NOTS China Lake, CA.
*10/31/1963: Struck off charge at NAF China Lake, CA.
*Currently preserved at NAF China Lake, CA.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137819
*Converted to YA-4A.
*1960-63: NATF as 3.
*1/14/1963: Damaged beyond repair in an accident at NATF Lakehurst, NJ.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137820
*1959-66: Naval Aircraft Torpedo Unit as 5.
*1968: NARTU Alameda, CA.
*10/1/1968: Damaged beyond repair in an accident.
*4/18/1969: Struck off charge.
*Wreck put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
*10/1973: Salvaged.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137821
*1962-63: NARTU Los Alamitos, CA.
*9/1963: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*Returned to service.
*1967-68: NARTU Jacksonville, FL as 6F-17.
*8/30/1968: Struck off charge at NAS Jacksonville, FL.
*8/1976: Salvaged on the Eglin Ranges, FL.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137822
*Converted to NA-4A.
*1960: NAS China Lake, CA.
*10/1963: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*2/13/1964: Struck off charge.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137823
*1956: NATC.
*1959-62: VA-125.
*1962: NPF El Centro, CA.
*7/1963: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*Returned to service.
*1964: ? as AB-xxx.
*1967-68: NARTU Los Alamitos, CA as 7L-56.
*12/19/1968: Struck off charge at NAS Memphis, TN.
*1968: NATTC Memphis, TN as 56.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137824
*NATC.
*1/25/1961: Damaged beyond repair in an accident.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137825
*1958-59: VA-44.
*1959-61: VA-125.
*1961-62: VMA-142 as 6F-9.
*10/1962: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*Returned to service.
*1967-68: NARTU New York, NY as 7R-20.
*1968-69: NARTU Olathe, KS.
*5/10/1969: Struck off charge at NAF China Lake, CA.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137826
*1958-60: VA-125.
*1960: VA-126.
*1960-61: VA-125.
*1961-63: NARTU Jacksonville, FL.
*1963: NARTU Alameda, CA as 6G-15.
*1963: NARTU Los Alamitos, CA.
*9/1963: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*Returned to service.
*1967-68: NARTU Norfolk, VA.
*10/24/1968: Struck off charge at NAS Memphis, TN.
*Currently preserved in Pasa Robles, CA.

YA4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137827
*1956-58: NASWF as 827.
*1961-63: NARTU Jacksonville, FL.
*6/1963: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*Returned to service.
*1967-68: NARTU Los Alamitos, CA.
*10/21/1968: Struck off charge at NAS Memphis, TN.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137828
*1963: NMC as 828.
*1967-68: NARTU Los Alamitos, CA.
*4/17/1968: Crashed near Anza-Borrego, CA due to engine failure.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137829
*1957: NOTS as 829.
*1959: VX-4.
*1960-63: VX-5.
*4/1963: Put into storage at NAF Litchfield Park, AZ.
*Returned to service.
*1967-68: NARTU New York, NY.
*10/29/1968: Struck off charge at NAS Memphis, TN.
*Currently preserved in Chino, CA.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137830
*1955-57: NASWF as 830.
*1959: VF-21.
*1959-60: VA-43.
*1960-61: NARTU Los Alamitos, CA.
*1961-63: NARTU Jacksonville, FL.
*1963: NARTU Los Alamitos, CA.
*12/10/1963: Struck off charge.
*Currently preserved at NAS Pensacola, FL.

Douglas A4D-1 (A-4A) Skyhawk/Bu. 137831
*NASWEF as 831.
*1961-62: VA-43.
*1962: NARTU Los Alamitos, CA.
*7/9/1962: Written off.

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