- "It's small and inexpensive, has a large payload and the easy handling makes it perfect for newbies. A good first buy."
- ―Harry's description of this plane in the shop.
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is an American subsonic carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the US Navy and Marine Corps in the 1950s. This aircraft played key roles in the Vietnam, Yom Kippur, and Falklands Wars. The A-4M (Given the moniker of Skyhawk II) was the designated Marine Corps version, with many improvements such as an enlarged cockpit, IFF system, and more powerful engine, among others. This aircraft only appears in Airforce Delta Strike, where it is usable by Brian Douglas. Interestingly, a fictional version of this aircraft, the A-4V Skyhawk Oval, appeared in the previous game despite this aircraft not making an appearance in said game.
The A-4M is a small aircraft with two pronounced triangle-shaped wings, a single engine, and a single vertical stabilizer punctuated by two rear wings. The refueling pump is plainly visible on the front of the aircraft.
It's a rocket plane, which already has bad marks against it. It's not terrible by rocket plane standards; the stats aren't awful on it, it's got alright defense and mobility... But it's very slow, and the special weapon is just... There. If you need a rocket plane, and don't mind how slow it is, go for it. Otherwise, don't bother.
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Anti Air Attack: Minimum
Defense: Medium-low (2400 HP)
Anti Ground Attack: High
Thrust: Very low (No afterburners)
Speed: Very low