Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

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Douglas A4
Douglas A4.jpg
Type Military aircraft
Author(s) Lewis Magruder, Dean Baunton, Jim Wilson, Andy Ross, Vivian Meazza
FDM Unknown
--aircraft= a4f, a4, a4-uiuc
Status early-production
Download Download the Douglas A4 aircraft package for the current stable release (2020.3).

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a carrier-capable attack 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

1rightarrow.png See A-4F Skyhawk Operations Manual for the main article about this subject.

C Catapult launch command
L Carrier launch-bar engage
o/O Hook up/down
Ctrl-B Toggle airbrakes
Ctrl-K Toggle spoilers
Ctrl-J Deploy drag-chute
J Jettison drag-chute
j Repack drag-chute

Development status/Issues/Todo


  • 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 gears
  • no jetstream visible
  • nozzle do 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


  • 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 flightsgear (gears are approximately 0.40 m below the ground)

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