Aircraft Photo of 155017 | McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk | USA - Navy |
Registration / Serial:155017
Military Code:NJ-621
Other Marks:21
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Aircraft Generic Type:McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Aircraft Version:McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VF-126
C/n (msn):13833
City / Airport:San Diego - Miramar MCASMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KNKX   IATA: NKX   Local: NKX   Other: -
Photo Date:29 August 1989
Photo by:Stephan de BruijnContact
Photo ID: 131460
Photographer's Remark

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.

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