The AD-5W was an early warning version of the AD-5 which had a large radome underneath the fuselage and was fitted with a new metal rear canopy. 239 were built.
The giant radome underneath the fuselage made the AD-5W bulkier and less maneuverable than other Skyraiders, and the plane had a greater tendency to stall.
In September of 1962, surviving AD-5Ws were redesignated EA-1E.
Engine: One Wright R-3350-26WA Duplex Cyclone 18-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, 2700 hp for takeoff and 2100 hp at
Performance: Maximum speed 300 mph at 18,300 feet,
25,000 feet service ceiling, Maximum range 1135 nautical miles
Weights: 12,100 pounds empty, 17,000 pounds normal loaded, 25,000 pounds maximum.
Dimensions: Wingspan 50 feet 0 1/4 inches, length 40 feet, height 13 feet 9 inches,
wing area 400.33 square feet.
The AD-5W was unarmed
132729/132792 Douglas AD-5W Skyraider c/n 9325/9388. 133757/133776 Douglas AD-5W Skyraider c/n 9389/9408. 135139/135222 Douglas AD-5W Skyraider c/n 10216/10299.