Civil adversary/aggressor company Draken International operates some former A-4K's of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, like this N146EM that once was serialled NZ6217. These two are entering the Edwards AFB (CA) runway during Dutch F-16AM / F-35A integration tests. The Draken pilots made life of the Dutch pilots a tough as they could while performing red air missions during the F-16 and F-35 flights.
The Naval Fighter Weapons School (NFWS) Top Gun operated also Skyhawks with Marines titels as their opponents were not only coming from the US Navy. The desert colored A-4F is seen in close formation with a green colored NFWS A-4E. The E and F are colsely related to eachother, the F can be distinguished by the lack of a pitot tube on the tail.
A three-tone brown/two tone green colorscheme, the painters did a great job on this adversary Skyhawk of Fighter Squadron (VF) 126 Bandits. The squadron was based at Naval Air Station Miramar (CA) and supported the Pacific Fleet in their adversary needs. Fighter ONE TWO SIX was disestablished on 1 April 1994. This particular Hot Rod, as the Skyhawk was nick-named, crashed in the Pacific off coast California due to an engine failure on 6 May 1992, only weeks before it was planned to retire for service.
The green A-4E of the Naval Fighter Weapons School (NFWS) Top Gun, seen here while landing at its homebase NAS Miramar (CA), can now be found in a standard naval grey/white color scheme as AH-303 in Pensacola museum.
Two seat Skyhawk with USS Lexington (CV-16) marks on the fuselage, the once dedicated training carrier of the US Navy that qualified student aviators in seaborne operations. Since 1992, the Lexington has been docked in Corpus Christi (TX) and serves as a museum.