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Presented on this page is documention supporting the information on this site and
further information about the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk .

Last Updated 27 FEB 2011

This Skyhawk Association website page is dedicated posthumously to Naval Aviator
and stunt pilot Art Scholl, who was killed while making the movie "Top Gun."
Art Scholl Site

Skyhawk Books:
  • US Navy and Marine Corps A-4 Skyhawk Units Of The Vietnam War" by Peter Mersky / Osprey Combat Aircraft - 69, 2007, ISBN 13: 978 1 84603 181 6

  • "Rampart Raider - An A-4 Skyhawk Pilot in Vietnam" by Stephen R. Gray /, NOV 2007, ISBN 978-1-59114-342-0

  • "A-4 Skyhawk", by Lindsey Peacock / Osprey Combat Aircraft series, Osprey Publicating, 1987, ISBN 0-85045-817-X.

  • "A-4 Skyhawk in Action", by Lou Drendel, Squadron / Signal Publications, 1973.

  • "A-4 Skyhawk in Detail & Scale, D & S Vol. 32", by Bert Kinzey, TAB Books, 1989.

  • "Alfa Strike Vietnam, The Navy's Air War, 1964 to 1973", by Jeffrey Levinson, Presidio Press, Novato, CA, 1989.

  • "Baa Baa Black Sheep", by Colonel Gregory Boyington, USMC, Wilson Press, Fresno, 1958.

  • "Captain Hook: A Pilot's Tragedy and Triumph in the Vietnam War", by Captain Wynn F. Foster, USN, Naval Institute Press, 1992.

  • "Carrier Operations - The Vietnam War", by Edward Marolda, Bantam Books, 1987.

  • "Colors & Markings of Colorful U.S. Navy A-4 Skyhawks", by Bert Kinzey and Ray Leader, TAB Books, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 1991 (USBN 0-85310-625-9)

  • "Colors & Markings of the U.S. Navy Adversary Aircraft", by Bert Kinzey and Ray Leader, TAB Books, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 1991 (USBN 0-8506-8350-8)

  • "Combat Aircraft Series A-4 Skyhawk", by Lindsay Peacock, Osprey Publishing London, 1987.

  • "Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons, Volume 1: The History of VA, VAH, VAK, VAL, VAP, and VFA Squadrons", by Roy A. Grossnick, Naval Historical Center, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1995. $50.00. ISBN 0-945274-29-7 (v.1) LCN: 94-35647 Internet Link for this out-of-print resource

  • "Douglas A-4 Skyhawk", by Nunez Padin (Curator of the Naval Air Museum, Buenos Aires, Argentina); Argentine Naval Air Institute (Instituto Aeronaval), 1995.

  • "Douglas A-4 Skyhawk", by Peter Kilduff, Osprey Publishing London, 1983 (ISBN 0-85045-529-4).

  • "Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, The", By Harry Gann, Profile Publications Ltd. - Number 102

  • Harry Gann's Douglas Aircraft Company Bibliography

  • "McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Since 1920", by Rene J. Francillon, Naval Institute Press, 1988.

  • "McDonnell Douglas A-4A/L Skyhawk in USN-US Marine Corps-Royal Australian Navy & Royal New Zealand Air Force Service", By Ernest R. McDowell, Aircam Aviation Series, Osprey Publishing Ltd., Berkshire, England, Number 27, 1971, 50 pages.

  • "McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk", by Brad Elward, Corwood Press Ltd., Ramsbury, Marlborough Wilshire, SNB 2HR, 2000 (ISBN 1-861126-340-6).

  • "Naval Air War in Vietnam, The", Peter Mersky and Norman Polmar, Nautical and Aviation Publishing Co. of America, Annapolis, MD, 1981.

  • "Naval Fighters Number Forty-Nine Douglas A-4A/B Skyhawk in Navy Service", By Steve Ginter, 2001 (ISBN 0-942612-49-3).

  • "Naval Fighters Number Fifty USMC/USMCR/USNR Douglas A-4A/B Skyhawk", By Steve Ginter with Steven Albright, 2002 (ISBN 0-942612-50-7).

  • "Naval Fighters Number Fifty-One Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk in Navy Service", By Steve Ginter, 2001 (ISBN 0-942612-51-5).

  • "Naval Fighters Number Fifty-Two Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk in Marine Service", By Steve Ginter & Steven Albright, 2001 (ISBN 0-942612-52-3).

  • "Naval Fighters Number Fifty-Five Douglas A-4M Skyhawk", By Steve Ginter, 2001 (ISBN 0-942612-55-8).

  • "Navy Attack", Francillon & Lewis, Osprey Publishing, 1973.

  • "Skyhawk", by Kenneth Munson, War Data Number 7, Eshel Gmbh, West Germany, #7, 48 pages.

  • "Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club: U.S. Carrier Operations Off Vietnam", by Rene J. Francillon, Naval Institute Press, 1988.

  • "USN Aircraft Carrier Air Units Volume 3, 1964 - 1973", by Duane Kasulka, Illustrated by Don Greer, Squadron/signal Publications, 1988.

  • "United States Navy Air Wings - Flamboyant Markings 1965-1975", By Francillon & Lewis, Osprey Publishing Ltd., London, 1988 (ISBN 0-850045-870-6).

  • "War Birds: The Diary of an Unknown Aviator (John MacGavock Grider)", by Elliott White Springs, Temple Press, 1926.

  • "Wings of Fame, The Journal of Classic Combat Aircraft, V.4 & V.5", Aerospace Publishing, Ltd., London, 1996. Enclosed article by Harry Gann; "Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Variants."

Other Books:
  • "Douglas A-4A/F Skyhawk", Famous Aircraft Around the World, January 1981, 72 pages.

  • "McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk", Famous Aircraft Around the World, Number 31, Novebmer 11, 1972, 68 pages.

  • "McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Variants", by Lindsay Peacock, Aviation News, Warpaint Series #21, 1978, 24 pages.

  • "Pocket-Size Combat Aircraft", by E. H. Heinemann, Interavia, vol. X #3, 1955, pages 163-178.

  • "The Official Monogram US Navy & Marine Corps Aircraft Color Guide, Vol 4 1960-1993", by John M. Elliott, Maj. USMC (Ret.) Monogram Aviation Publications, Sturbridge, MA, 1993 (ISBN 0-914144-34-0)

How and where to get materials:
You may borrow books and magazines cited on the Skyhawk Site from your local public library. If for some reason the books are missing from your local library's collection, you can request a purchase by your library or an inter-libray loan of the books for your use.
Books cited above may be purchased at your local book store. If the books are not in stock your book seller will be more than willing to special order them for you.
It is regrettable that many of the titles cited above are no longer in print. However, many used book resellers who deal in military and aviation books have their inventories available on the internet and may be searched via several used book networks. Some of those are listed below.
Internet Book Stores:
Advanced Book Exchange ( Web Site
Amazon Book Store Web Site
Barnes and Noble Book Store Web Site
Icarus Books Web Site
Net Market's Book Store Web Site
Powell's New and Used Book Store Web Site
The Squadron Hobby Shop and Book Store Web Site

  • "A4D Skyhawk", reprint from Flight, March 7, 1958, pages 1-4.

  • "A-4 Skyhawk", Naval Aviation News, March 1958, naval air. 00.75.3, pages 6-18

  • "A-4 Skyhawk", By Roy M. Braybrook, Air International, November 1981, pages 219-223, 236-242

  • "Approach: The Naval Aviation Safety Review", by Commander, Naval Safety Center, NAS Norfolk, VA 23511-5796; Published by: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402. 1953 -

  • "Building the A-4: From Rivets to Runway", By Cdr. Rosario Rausa, Naval Aviation News, October 1977, pages 8-18

  • "Hot Rod of the Jet Fighter Set", By Allen R. Scholin, Air Progress, September 1968.

  • "Hotting-Up the Douglas Hot Rod", "Flying Review International", March 1966, pages 389-392.

  • "Kansas-San Luis con Douglas A-4B", by G. L. Riega, Aviacion y Astronautica, September/December 1971, pages 14-18.

  • "Last A-4", by JOCS Bill Bearden, Naval Aviation News, May 1979, pages 8-17.

  • "Naval Aviation News", by the Chief of Naval Operations, 801 North Randolph Street, Arlington, VA 22203; Published by: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402. 1918-2002.

  • "Pilots Praise the Sturdy Skyhawk", by JOC Bill Case and JO3 John Redmond, Naval Aviation News, March 1968, pages 10-13

  • "Skyhawk", by JOC D. Burlage, USN, Naval Aviation News, March 1968, pages 6-10

  • "The Hook: Journal of Carrier Aviation", by Hook Media, 9696 Business Park Avenue, San Diego, CA 92131-1643. 1972.

  • "The McDonnell Douglas A-4M - The New Skyhawk", Interavia, December 1970, pages 1483-1485.

  • "Skyhawk", Naval Aviation News, August 1971, pages 20-21

  • "United States Marine Corps Skyhawk", By Fred Roos, Replica in Scale, vol. 3 #1, 1975.

Articles listed above from Naval Aviation News may be obtained from the Naval Aviation News web site, where there now are back issues from 1943 available on-line.

  • "The Right Stuff," 193 minutes, Color, Stereo, Laser disc & VHS tape. Warner Brothers Pictures. 1983.

  • "Top Gun," 109 minutes, Color, Stereo, Laser disc & VHS tape. Paramont Pictures. 1986. The movie TOP GUN is dedicated posthumously to Naval Aviator Art Scholl, who was killed while making the movie.

Some of the sources for units "Around the World":
  • Benedetto, Fernando - Argentina
  • Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, Peter Kilduff, Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1983.
  • Felte, Cal -- Argentina A-4AR Fighting Hawks / Lockheed Martin Aircraft Service Co.
  • Gann, Harry S.
  • Guillen, Maximiliano -- Argentina
  • Lockheed Martin Aircraft Service Company, 1997.
  • Lombard, Denny -- Argentina
  • McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Since 1920, Rene Francillon, Naval Institute Press, 1988.
  • Lcdr. Claudio Mello, Brazilian Navy.
  • Murphy, Stew -- New Zealand A-4 photographs.
  • Simms, Don -- Malaysia and New Zealand A-4 photographs.
  • Tollens, Max --- Kuwaiti A-4KU.
  • Tyner, John R. -- Republic of Singapore A-4 photograph.
  • West, Bruce
  • Whamond, Ronnie -- Argentina
  • Wings of Fame (Journal of Classic Combat Aircraft), V4&5. AIRtime Publishing, Westport, CT, 1996.

Marine Pages:
Some of the sources of information for the Marine pages:
  • Mr. Steve Albright.
  • Mr. Edward M. Armstrong.
  • Col. John Caldas, USMC.
  • Mr. Steve Caldas.
  • Mr. Bill Cline.
  • Mr. Jacque W. Cohen.
  • Mr. Richard M. Cooke
  • Mr. Robert J. Cruze, Sr.
  • Cpl. Veronica Davis, USMC.
  • Mr. Daniel Dugan.
  • Col. Tom Elser, USMC Ret.
  • Mrs. Peggy & George Ertlmeier.
  • Mr. Allen Feldman.
  • Mr. Doug Foreback.
  • Mr. Bob Freeman
  • Mr. Lloyd Gailey.
  • Mr. Harry S. Gann.
  • Mr. Martin Halpin
  • Mr. Masaaki Hayakawa.
  • Mr. Bill Headley.
  • Mr. Bob Herrman.
  • Mr. Takafumi Hiroe.
  • GYSGT Paul Hunt, USMC.
  • Mr. John Keane
  • Mr. Jim Larkin.
  • Mr. Fred Lewis.
  • Mr. Jimmie R. Little.
  • Ms. Roberta Lowe.
  • Mr. Sam Melville.
  • Major Fred Miclon USMC
  • Mr. Frank J. Mirande.
  • Naval Aviation News.
  • Mr. Bob Paul
  • Mr. Mike Perna.
  • Mr. Norman Polmar.
  • LtCol. John Powers, USMC (ret.)
  • CDR David L. Riley, USNR.
  • CPL Rick Rous, USMC (ret).
  • Mr. Durwood Kirby Schnell.
  • Mr. Dave Seaney.
  • Mr. Doug Selby.
  • Mr. Mike Sprinkle.
  • Mr. J. W. Street.
  • Mr. Tom Stump.
  • Mr. Daniel Ventre
  • Mr. Steve Waldschmidt.
  • Mr. Russell Williams.
  • Ms. Lore Wiseman
  • Mr. Toda Yasunori

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