The TA-4J is a dedicated trainer version based on A-4F, but lacking weapons systems, and with down-rated engine, 277 built new, and most TA-4Fs were later converted to this configuration.
The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat subsonic carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps in the early 1950s. The delta winged, single turbojet engined Skyhawk was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company, and later by McDonnell Douglas. The Skyhawk is a relatively lightweight aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 24,500 pounds, a top speed of more than 670 miles per hour. The aircraft's five hardpoints support a variety of missiles, bombs and other munitions. From the A-4E onwards, the Pratt & Whitney J52 engine was used. Skyhawks played key roles in the Vietnam War, the Yom Kippur War, and the Falklands War. Sixty years after the aircraft's first flight in 1954, some of the 2,960 produced. -[Wikipedia]
Photo by Craig on Saturday, August 21, 1999 at the Fargo AirSho.