Extended Span A-4 Skyhawk

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Found this drawing in "Douglas A-4 Skyhawk" by Jim Winchester. Drawing dated Aug. 28, 1973. Very little information is provided and the book states not much is known about this, no designation number is provided. Engine used was J52-P408 vs. J52-P8 used in A-4F. Wing span approx. 55ft. On station time approx. 3.2 hours.
 

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J52-P-408 was used in later Skyhawk versions and is basically an improvement on the J52-P-8. It would be interesting to know if the extended span wings were for increased stores carriage or for higher altitude operations.
 
elmayerle said:
J52-P-408 was used in later Skyhawk versions and is basically an improvement on the J52-P-8. It would be interesting to know if the extended span wings were for increased stores carriage or for higher altitude operations.

Unfortunately, still no answer??? :(

M.A.D
 

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