Douglas AD-3W Skyraider

Last revised October 18, 2001

The AD-3W was a three-seat early-warning aircraft. It had a large radome underneath the fuselage, and a revised cockpit with a larger keel area. An extra set of vertical fins were fitted to to each of the horizontal tailplanes to provide additional stability. No armament was carried.

Specification of Douglas AD-3W Skyraider

Engine: One 2500 hp Wright R-3350-26W Duplex Cyclone 18-cylinder air-cooled radial engine Performance: Maximum speed 345 mph at 18,300 feet, 27,000 feet service ceiling, Maximum range 1300 nautical miles Weights: 13,000 pounds empty, 16,500 pounds normal loaded, 18,300 pounds maximum. Dimensions: Wingspan 50 feet 0 1/4 inches, length 38 feet 2 inches, height 12 feet, wing area 400.33 square feet. The AD-3W was unarmed.

Serial Numbers of Douglas AD-3W Skyraider

122877/122907		Douglas AD-3W Skyraider
				c/n 6999/7029


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