Douglas OA-4M 'Skyhawk'
|Notes: A-4M modified for use by marine corps in HIGH-SPEED reconnaissance and tactical air control.|
|  Base model:||A-4|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Tri-Service|
|  Designation Period:||1962-Present|
|  Basic role:||Attack|
|  Modified Mission:||Observation|
|  See Also:|
|  Length:|| 42' 7.5"|| 12.9 m|
|  Height:||15'5.5"|| 4.7 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 26' 6"|| 8.0 m|
|  Wingarea:|| 260.0 sq ft|| 24.1 sq m|
|  Empty Weight:|| 10,740 lb|| 4,870 kg|
|  Gross Weight:|| 24,499 lb|| 11,111 kg|
|  Max Weight:|| 24,500 lb|| 11,111 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 1|
|  Powerplant:|| Pratt & Whitney J52-P-408A|
|  Thrust (each):||11,200 lb|| 5,079 kg|
|  Max Speed:|| 670 mph|| 1,078 km/h|| 582 kt|
Operators (Past and Present)
||VC-10 ||Guantanamo Bay ||Cuba |
Recent comments by our visitors
| Victor Rodriguez|
| Hey y'all
Does anyone know what happened to Stretch or Chuck Reynard?
I worked out of Flight Ops 77-80
06/20/2012 @ 07:12 [ref: 60678]
| theresa beaudoin|
| Taylor wow you remember a lot of names but not mine I was in that hydraulic shop with craft, beauchamp, bumgardnar 78-81 h&ms-13 oa4m you just forget the woman me (beaudoin) also Barbara gage and kin Harris was with us I too have an a&p 24 years with ups airlines
El toro 77-81 h&ms-13 hydraulic shop
04/13/2012 @ 04:38 [ref: 55628]
| theresa beaudoin|
| Taylor wow you remember a lot of names but not mine I was in that hydraulic shop with craft, beauchamp, bumgardnar 78-81 h&ms-13 oa4m you just forget the woman me (beaudoin) also Barbara gage and kin Harris was with us I too have an a&p 24 years with ups airlines |
04/13/2012 @ 04:36 [ref: 55627]
| Michael Edwards|
Hood River, OR
| G.L. Perez when were you at WTI? I was there in March and April of 86 with a bunch of the guys from Alameda and Cherry Point. I was with H&MS-13 and was the night shift Flight Line/Plane Captain CDI.
Michael Edwards email@example.com
12/22/2011 @ 13:55 [ref: 51260]
| G.L. Perez|
Rio Rancho, NM
| Hello folks. I was originally with MAG-42 stationed at NAS Alameda, CA, and we had TA-4J's and A-4F's, but I maintained an OA-4M during WTI in Yuma for 30 days, and I absolutely, loved it. If were to be a millionair, I would purchase one of these :)
Definitely, the baddest of the bunch, except for perhaps the afterburner version of the A-4's that the Israeli AF had. The US A-4's could have benefitted from an upgraded powerplant (and after burners), and it would have been retiring in just recent years.
Skyhawk's For Ever!
11/23/2011 @ 09:10 [ref: 50462]
| Ralph Goff|
| Wow! Glad I found this site. I did four Westpac tours and three of them in Iwakuni. All H&MS-12 P/P shop or test cell.
On my first two tours in the early seventies I lived in block 8. my last tour in -81-82 H&ms-12 had OA-4M's.
I miss three corners/RTO and Kintai.
01/06/2011 @ 18:06 [ref: 35418]
| Don Taylor|
Lake Station, IN
| HELLO ALL OUTLAWS (1978-1982) HYDRAULICS SHOP. SGT BEAUCHAMP, SGT BUMGARNER, SGT CRAFT, CPL FUHRIG, REGGIE, ET AL. REMEMBER ANY FROM THE SHOP ? REMEMBER OUR TRADE WITH IWA KUNI REWORKED OA4M'S FOR TA4F'S TO BE REWORKED IN THE STATES FROM JAPAN. AROUND JAN 1980 I BELIEVE. THERE AND BACK IN 28 DAYS. HAWAII, WAKE ISLAND, GUAM. JAPAN AND OF COURSE 2 DAYS R&R IN OSAN, KOREA!!!!. I'VE BEEN AN A&P MECHANIC WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES FOR 24 YEARS NOW. |
06/28/2010 @ 16:19 [ref: 26740]
| Rusty Strausbaugh|
| Well howdy all.... Yes I am alive... When I left El Toro I went to Iwakuni Japan... HMS 12... It's funny to see all these names that bring back alot of good memories... Yes we need to get together... Hope all is well... |
03/10/2010 @ 23:35 [ref: 25870]
| Bob Laduce|
| Holy sh--- Its good to hear names I haven't heard in 20 years. I live
in Irvine right down the street from the base. I looked up rusty Strausbaugh and have his contact info if anyone wants it. The 1980's were the best time to be in the Corps. Remeber crazy Kurderan, Gunny Ned, Sgt Kinser, Sgt Santos, who got busted at CAX in 86 for telling an officer to ------- off. I think the missing serial you guys are looking for is the one that crashed in Laguna Hills. Skippy Nyland taking a dump in a shoe by on the way to Fallon cause the bus would stop. You can reach me firstname.lastname@example.org. Mobile 949-300-1772.
03/09/2010 @ 22:19 [ref: 25863]
| Michael Edwards|
Hood River, OR
| Ed, I have found a website that lists all of the BuNos I found listings for 22 of the 23 (We Outlaws know what happeden to the missing one. Oops) that I think were built they are below the web site is http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/thirdseries19.html
152856 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0593 Jan 28, 1991
152874 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0591 Jan 14, 1991
153510 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0579 Jun 13, 1990
153527 converted to OA-4M
153529 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0566 Sep 1, 1989
153531 converted to OA-4M.
154294 converted to OA-4M
154306 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0600 Apr 24, 1991.
154307 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0615 Oct 2, 1991
154328 converted to OA-4M
154333 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0603 Jun 5, 1991
154335 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0565 Aug 28, 1989
154338 converted to OA-4M.
154340 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0596 Apr 12, 1991
154623 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0569 Sep 25, 1989
154624 converted to OA-4M
154628 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0592 Jan 18, 1991
154630 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0562 Jul 18, 1989
154633 converted to OA-4M. To AMARC as 3A0580 Jul 31, 1990
154638 converted to OA-4M. On Static display at main gate of MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.
154645 converted to OA-4M
154651 converted to OA-4M.
09/25/2008 @ 17:53 [ref: 22741]