Douglas AD-1Q Skyraider

Last revised October 24, 2001

The last 35 aircraft on the original BT2D-1 order (BuNos 09352 to 09386) were built as AD-1Q two-seat electronic countermeasures aircraft. The ECM operator's station was installed inside the fuselage to the rear of the cockpit, and he entered his station via a door in the port side of the fuselage. An AN/APS-4 radar pod was installed underneath the starboard wing, and a MX-346/A chaff dispenser pod was installed underneath the port wing. The plane was equipped with an AN/APR-1 search receiver, AN/APA-1ll pulse analyzer and an AN/APA-38 panoramic adapter. There was a distinctive ECM blister on the lower rear fuselage, fed by an airscoop aft of the radio antenna, as well as several other bulges and antennae.

Specification of Douglas AD-1Q Skyraider

Engine: One 2500 hp Wright R-3350-24W Duplex Cyclone 18-cylinder air-cooled radial engine. Performance: Maximum speed 345 mph at 18,300 feet, 24,500 feet service ceiling, Maximum range 1250 nautical miles Weights: 10,970 pounds empty, 17,000 pounds normal loaded, 18,900 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.

Serials of Douglas AD-1Q Skyraider

09352/09386		Douglas AD-1Q Skyraider
				c/n 2180/2214


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