The Douglas A-1 Skyraider is an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late s and early s. As American involvement in the Vietnam War began, the A-1 Skyraider was still the medium attack aircraft in many carrier air wings. The A-1 Skyraider was the world's biggest, most powerful A U.S.
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The low-wing monoplane design started with a Wright R Duplex-Cyclone radial engine which was later upgraded several times. Air Force. The National Museum of the U. World's scariest plane landings. The A-1 series was operated with enormous success during the Vietnam War, where it was used by the Navy, U.
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The multi-role Douglas A-1 Douglas Skyraider more than proved its worth during a storied career that included time in the skies over Vietnam. Authored By: Dan.
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How the low, slow A1 Skyraider earned its place in the hearts of US troops in Vietnam
Please try again later. As such, they were once again pressed into combat service during the Vietnam War where their endurance and ordnance-hauling proved the aircraft an excellent prop-driven design for the attack role.