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    Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: That Little Attack Jet That Could…and Did

    Author’s note:  This is the first of a multiple part series on the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. This piece focuses on the American utilization of the Scooter. A second piece will highlight the many foreign users. Skyhawks forever! Small For a Good Reason When renowned aerospace designer Ed Heinemann of Douglas drew the Skyhawk, he would […] More

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    Watch: The Blue Angels Were Reborn When They Flew The A-4F Skyhawk

    The United States Navy (USN) Precision Flight Demonstration Squadron. Otherwise known as The Blue Angels, began flying performances in the Douglas A-4F Skyhawk in 1975. Compared to the McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II aircraft they had flown for the previous four years, the diminutive Skyhawk was a more maneuverable and economical aircraft but lacked the […] More

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    Watch The “Fighting Omars” Simulate The Enemy With Their Skyhawks

    The Navy’s Fighter Squadron Composite TWELVE (VFC-12) Fighting Omars have provided adversary training to East Coast-based carrier air wings since September 1st 1973, when they were established as Fleet Composite Squadron TWELVE (VC-12) at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Detroit. VC-12 then became the Navy’s first Reserve Fleet Composite squadron. The Fighting Omars moved to Naval […] More