Photos Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, The Venerable "Scooter"

An A-4E tinker tanker from attack squadron VA-94 returns overhead of the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) after a mission over the Tonkin Gulf. 20 August 1969
The last McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk built in flight in February 1979. The A-4M BuNo 160264 (c/n 14607) was the 2960th Skyhawk, being delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps Marine Attack Squadron of VMA-331 "Tomcats" in February 1979
Two Douglas A-4L Skyhawks (BuNos 147843, 149583) of Naval Reserve attack squadron VA-204 River Rattlers, Reserve Carrier Air Wing 20 (RCVW-20), on a flight deck elevator of the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in the early 1970s. The A-4L 149583 was later sold to Malaysia.
Douglas A-4F Skyhawks of Attack Squadron 192 (VA-192) "Golden Dragons". VA-192 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 19 (CVW-19) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) from late 1967 to August 1968. The A-4F in the foreground (BuNo 154186) is the personal aircraft of the Commander Carrier Air Wing 19.
No. 75 Squadron Skyhawks in formation with a British Airways Concorde. This was the first visit of a Concorde to New Zealand.
Skyhawks are: NZ6202, NZ6201, NZ6205. 1986
An A-4 Skyhawk carrying a Mk-7 "Thor" A-bomb. The 762 kg Mk-7 was the first tactical nuclear weapon adopted by the US armed forces. Depending on the settings the weapon's yield varied between 8 to 61 kilotonnes
RAN A4G following a successful 'wheels up' landing at Barbers Point, Hawaii, in October 1971.

An RAN Checkmate of 805 Squadron about to launch from Melbourne's flight deck

The A4G Skyhawk provided the RAN with crucial Combat Air Patrol and Ground Attack capabilities during the 1970s.

A TA4G Skyhawk trainer, wearing the blue and gold VC724 Squadron 'livery', takes to the skies from NAS Nowra. (Fleet Air Arm Association)

The 'Ramjets' aerobatic team was briefly reformed in 1979 again proving popular at air displays.

An RAN A4G takes a closer look at a RAAF Mirage fighter.

724 Squadron pose for a photograph shortly before the squadron was disbanded.

An RAN A4G refuels A4Js from the US Navy's VC1 Squadron in the skies over Hawaii.

A4G's fly past HMAS Melbourne

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