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MCARA Aircraft > AD-4N

A model of a three-seat AD-4N flown by VMC-1 in Korea is pictured above. The AD-4N featured a more powerful engine than the 3 previous versions and a small fuselage compartment for side-by-side radar and ECM operator positions. 307 AD-4Ns were delivered to the Navy and Marine Corps with many used for ASW. All three VMC squadrons flew the AD-4N beginning in late 1952 until 1955.

The aircraft retained the two 20MM cannons and on 16 June 1953 a VMC-1 aircraft piloted by Major George Linnemeier with CWO Vernon Kramer as his radar operator shot down a North Korean Po-2 biplane, which was the only kill by a Skyraider in Korea.


Engine: One Wright R-3350-26WA Duplex Cyclone 18-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, rated at 2700 hp for takeoff and 2100 hp at 14,500 feet

Performance: Maximum speed 350 mph at 18,300 feet, 26,000 feet service ceiling, Maximum range 1100 nautical miles

Weights: 11,400 pounds empty, 17,400 pounds normal loaded, 24,000 pounds maximum.

Dimensions: Wingspan 50 feet 0 1/4 inches, length 38 feet 2 inches, height 12 feet, wing area 400.33 square feet.

Armament: Two 20-mm cannon in the wing.