A-4 (A4D) Skyhawk (Blue Angel #1 In Atrium )

Creator:
Douglas Aircraft Company

" A study in simplicity, the A-4 Skyhawk resulted from Douglas Aircraft Company designer Ed Heinemann's concern about the increasing weight and cost of combat aircraft appearing during the 1950s. The A-4 ran counter to this trend, incorporating a small delta wing that eliminated the need for a heavy wing-folding mechanism for improved storage aboard aircraft carriers. Additionally, engineers reduced the number of cockpit components and redesigned the pilot ejection system in order to reduce weight. Read more »

Description (physical):

Length: 40 ft., 1 in.; Height: 15 ft., 2 in.; Wingspan: 27 ft., 6 in.

Location:
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32508
Identifier:
1990.031.001
Institution:
National Naval Aviation Museum

A-4 (A4D) Skyhawk (Blue Angel #2 In Atrium)

Creator:
Douglas Aircraft Company

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Description (physical):

Length: 40 ft., 1 in.; Height: 15 ft., 2 in.; Wingspan: 27 ft., 6 in.

Location:
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32508
Identifier:
1986.130.001
Institution:
National Naval Aviation Museum

A-4 (A4D) Skyhawk (Blue Angel #3 In Atrium)

Creator:
Douglas Aircraft Company

A study in simplicity, the A-4 Skyhawk resulted from Douglas Aircraft Company designer Ed Heinemann's concern about the increasing weight and cost of combat aircraft appearing during the 1950s. The A-4 ran counter to this trend, incorporating a small delta wing that eliminated the need for a heavy wing-folding mechanism for improved storage aboard aircraft carriers. Additionally, engineers reduced the number of cockpit components and redesigned the pilot ejection system in order to reduce weight. Read more »

Description (physical):

Length: 40 ft., 1 in.; Height: 15 ft., 2 in.; Wingspan: 27 ft., 6 in.

Location:
1750 Radford Blvd.,Florida,Pensacola,32508
Identifier:
1987.244.001
Institution:
National Naval Aviation Museum

A-4 (A4D) Skyhawk (Blue Angel #4 In Atrium)

Creator:
Douglas Aircraft Company

A study in simplicity, the A-4 Skyhawk resulted from Douglas Aircraft Company designer Ed Heinemann's concern about the increasing weight and cost of combat aircraft appearing during the 1950s. The A-4 ran counter to this trend, incorporating a small delta wing that eliminated the need for a heavy wing-folding mechanism for improved storage aboard aircraft carriers. Additionally, engineers reduced the number of cockpit components and redesigned the pilot ejection system in order to reduce weight. Read more »

Description (physical):

Length: 40 ft., 1 in.; Height: 15 ft., 2 in.; Wingspan: 27 ft., 6 in.

Location:
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32508
Identifier:
1988.239.001
Institution:
National Naval Aviation Museum

AF Guardian

Creator:
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation

Some of naval aviation's earliest operations involved searching for submerged submarines from the air, and in the wide-ranging war against German U-boats during World War II, naval aviation solidified a place as a prime instrument of antisubmarine warfare. Read more »

Description (physical):

Length: 43 ft., 4 in.; Height: 16 ft., 2 in.; Wingspan: 60 ft., 8 in.

Location:
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32508
Identifier:
1980.001.001
Institution:
National Naval Aviation Museum

A-1 Triad

Creator:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company

"It was upon the wings of the A-1 Triad, the U.S. Navy's first aircraft, that U.S. naval aviation took flight. Ordered in May 1911, just months after civilian pilot Eugene Ely successfully demonstrated that an aircraft could operate from a ship and aircraft manufacturer Glenn Curtiss demonstrated the feasibility of landing an aircraft alongside a ship so that it could brought aboard and put over the side by a crane, the A-1 was nicknamed Triad because with a pontoon float and retractable landing gear it could fly from both water and land. Read more »

Description (physical):

Length: 28 ft., 7 1/8 in.; Height: 8 ft., 10 in.; Wingspan: 37 ft.

Location:
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Florida, 32508
Identifier:
1968.006.001
Institution:
National Naval Aviation Museum

A-1 (AD) Skyraider

Creator:
Douglas Aircraft Company

"The airplane that became the AD (later A-1) Skyraider evolved from a Navy decision in 1943 to combine the dive-bombing and torpedo missions in one aircraft. Built around a barrel-like fuselage, it possessed rigid lines that made it anything but graceful in appearance, but emanated power and could carry 8,000 lb. of ordnance, more than a World War II B-17 bomber. First flown on 18 March 1945, Skyraiders entered fleet service the following year and no aviator that flew one then and later would forget the experience of taking to the air for the first time. Read more »

Description (physical):

Length: 38 ft., 10 in.; Height 15 ft., 8 in.; Wingspan: 50 ft.

Location:
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32508
Identifier:
1968.012.001
Institution:
National Naval Aviation Museum

A-4 (A4D) Skyhawk (quarterdeck)

Creator:
Douglas Aircraft Company

"A study in simplicity, the A-4 Skyhawk resulted from Douglas Aircraft Company designer Ed Heinemann's concern about the increasing weight and cost of combat aircraft appearing during the 1950s. The A-4 ran counter to this trend, incorporating a small delta wing that eliminated the need for a heavy wing-folding mechanism for improved storage aboard aircraft carriers. Additionally, engineers reduced the number of cockpit components and redesigned the pilot ejection system in order to reduce weight. Read more »

Description (physical):

Length: 40 ft., 1 in.; Height: 15 ft., 2 in.; Wingspan: 27 ft., 6 in.

Location:
1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32508
Identifier:
1990.004.001
Institution:
National Naval Aviation Museum