Douglas AD-3N Skyraider

Last revised October 18, 2001

The AD-3N was a three-seat night attack version of the AD-3. Fifteen were built between September 1949 and May 1950. Subsequently, two of these planes were converted to AD-3S configuration.

Specification of Douglas AD-3N Skyraider

Engine: One Wright R-3350-24W Duplex Cyclone 18-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, rated at 2700 hp for takeoff. Performance: Maximum speed 296 mph at 18,300 feet, cruising speed 197 mph. Service ceiling 28,800 feet. Maximum range 1175 miles Weights: 11,570 pounds empty, 18,000 pounds gross, 19,600 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.

Serial Numbers of Douglas AD-3N Skyraider

122908/122922		Douglas AD-3N Skyraider
				c/n 7030/7044


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