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Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

1,397 bytes removed, 12:56, 21 July 2016
Aircraft help: Switch to the new "keytable" class.
{{infobox Aircraft|ready=airrefuel|image =Douglas_A4.jpg|name =Douglas A4|type =Military aircraft|fdm =|status =early-production|authors =Lewis Magruder, Dean Baunton, Jim Wilson, Andy Ross, Vivian Meazza|fgname = a4f, a4, a4-uiuc|download = http:{{PAGENAME}}//www.flightgear.org/Downloads/aircraft-2.0.0/#a4info}}The '''Douglas A-4 Skyhawk''' is a [[Howto: Carrier|carrier]]-capable attack [[aircraft#Carrier-borne aircraft|aircraft]] designed for the United States Navy. The delta wing Skyhawk, powered by a single turbojet, was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company (later [[McDonnell Douglas]] and finally [[Boeing]]). The initial designation was A4D under the Navy's designation system, and A-4 Skyhawk after 1962.
== Aircraft help ==
{{Main article|A-4F Skyhawk Operations Manual}}
{| class="prettytablekeytable"! Key! Function|-
| {{key press|Shift|C}}
| Catapult launch command
| {{key press|Ctrl|K}}
| Toggle spoilers
|-
| {{key press|Ctrl|J}}
| Deploy drag-chute
|-
| {{key press|Shift|J}}
| Jettison drag-chute
|-
| {{key press|J}}
| Repack drag-chute
|}
== Development status/Issues/Todo ==
=== Outside ===
* Cockpit instruments can be seen through aircraft hull
* Pilot is not solid
* Flaps are not solid
* Flaps are animated, but the shape of the wing does not change when flaps are extended. This means we have 2 flaps, one that is animated and another one that is not animated.
* Rudder, ailerons and pitch elevator are not animated
* No cockpit light at night visible
* No aircraft light available
* Aircraft has no wheel well area for the landing gear
* No jetstream visible
* Nozzle does not change shape when changing thrust - they don't
* There are no flaps when using reverse thrust - it hasn't got reverse thrust
=== 3D Cockpit ===
* No cockpit light at night available
* No rudder/stick control in 3d cockpit available
* No rudder control pedals available
* No switches and levers available
* No elevator trim control available
* Brake signal light does not light when pressing the brake key
* Cockpit instruments look flat, they don't have a 3d look.
* Cockpit is not textured
* No pilot present in 3d cockpit
* Cockpit window has no windscreen wipers
=== General ===
* Engine sound in cockpit does not differ from outside engine sound
* Engines can't be turned off
* No hud available
* Aircraft is not set on the correct elevation when starting FlightGear (gears are approximately 0.40 meter below the ground)
== Related content ==
{{MDouglas}}
{{air-to-air refueling}}
 [[Category:McDonnell DouglasDelta-wing aircraft]][[Category:Military Carrier-based aircraft]][[de:Douglas A-4 Skyhawk]]

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