Douglas AD-2Q Skyraider

Last revised October 17, 2001


Twenty-one two-seat electronic countermeasures versions of the AD-2 were built under the designation AD-2Q. 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-2Q Skyraider

Engine: One 2500 hp Wright R-3350-26W Duplex Cyclone 18-cylinder air-cooled radial engine Performance: Maximum speed 370 mph at 18,300 feet, 26,600 feet service ceiling, Maximum range 1300 nautical miles Weights: 11,200 pounds empty, 17,000 pounds normal loaded, 19,100 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-2Q Skyraider


122366/122372		Douglas AD-2Q Skyraider
				c/n 6829/6835
122374/122387		Douglas AD-2Q Skyraider
				c/n 6837/6850


Sources:


  1. Douglas A-1 Skyraider, Robert F. Dorr, Osprey, 1989

  2. McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Since 1920, Vol 1, Rene J. Francillon, Naval Institute Press, 1988