What engine is in a Skyraider?

What engine is in a Skyraider?

Wright R-3350 Duplex-CycloneDouglas A-1 Skyraider / Engine typeThe Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclone is an American twin-row, supercharged, air-cooled, radial aircraft engine with 18 cylinders displacing nearly 3,350 cubic inches. Power ranged from 2,200 to over 3,700 hp, depending on the model. Wikipedia

Did a Skyraider shoot down a MiG?

Shoot-downs During the war, U.S. Navy Skyraiders used their cannon to shoot down two Vietnam People’s Air Force (VPAF) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 jet fighters. The first, on 20 June 1965 by Lieutenant Clinton B. Johnson and LTJG Charles W. Hartman III of VA-25, was the first gun kill of the Vietnam War.

Why was the Skyraider called the SPAD?

The North Vietnamese pilots called the bare-metal, swept-wing MiG the “Silver Swallow.” U.S. pilots nicknamed the A-1 Skyraider “Spad” after a wood-and-wire World War I fighter. By June 1965, the Skyraider was a 20-year-old design.

What replaced the Skyraider?

Fairey Gannet AEW.3
In 1960, the Fairey Gannet AEW. 3 replaced the Skyraiders, using the APS-20 radar of the Douglas aircraft. The last British Skyraiders were retired in 1962.

How fast was the A 1 Skyraider?

320 mphDouglas A-1 Skyraider / Top speed

Was the A 10 Warthog used in Vietnam?

The A-10 was designed for close support in low intensity conflicts during the Vietnam War, yet it came to be seen as a dedicated anti-armor platform by the early 1970s. Early before the A-10 came into production, however, the USAF held a fly-off between the Northrop YA-9 and the Fairchild Republic A-10.

What were the Sandies in Vietnam?

The bulk of its service took place between 1940 and 1980, during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. Skyraiders that accompanied HH-3E “Jolly Green Giant” rescue helicopters and provided air support for combat search-and-rescue missions were given the callsign “Sandy”.

How many US pilots were shot down in Vietnam?

There were a total a 269 American and enemy aircraft shot down in air-to-air combat over Vietnam during the entire war—201 in fights between the U.S. Air Force and North Vietnamese air force and just 68 in the U.S. Navy’s air battles with the North Vietnamese.

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