A-4E Early (M) (Israel)

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Rank VI Israel | Premium | Golden Eagles
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This page is about the strike aircraft A-4E Early (M) (Israel). For other versions, see A-4 (Family).
A-4E Early (M)
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A-4E Early (M)
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Description

The A-4E Early (M) Skyhawk is a rank VI Israeli strike aircraft with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB), 8.7 (RB), and 9.3 (SB). It was introduced in Update "Winged Lions".

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Drogue parachute
Reduces braking distance when landing on any runway
Max speed
at 0 m1 080 km/h
Turn time37 s
Max altitude12 400 m
EnginePratt & Whitney J52-P-6A
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight11 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,066 1,056 12400 38.3 39.2 34.7 34.7 1,000
Upgraded 1,094 1,080 36.3 37.0 60.4 47.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1,167 437 592 560 410 ~8 ~3
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 450 < 700 < 490 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Pratt & Whitney J52-P-6A 1 5,024 kg 310 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 12m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 40m fuel
900 kg Axial-flow turbojet 5,764 kg 6,230 kg 6,833 kg 7,492 kg 11,113 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 12m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 40m fuel MTOW
Stationary 3,470 kgf N/A 0.60 0.56 0.51 0.46 0.31
Optimal 3,470 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.60 0.56 0.51 0.46 0.31

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear437 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 200 → 4 892 Sl icon.png
RB4 400 → 6 727 Sl icon.png
SB19 670 → 30 075 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications202 400 Rp icon.png
316 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 600 Ge icon.png
Crew training170 000 Sl icon.png
Experts590 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces950 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 230 / 600 % Sl icon.png
220 / 220 / 220 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
6 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
6 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mods napalm fire bomb.png
MK 77 Mod 4
Research:
6 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
aden_belt_pack
Research:
6 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
100/50 G.P.
Research:
6 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-3/A
Research:
6 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
aden_new_gun
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
250/50 G.P.
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket large.png
LAU-10/A
Research:
7 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
12 000 Sl icon.png
350 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9B
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod Mk 4 Mod 0
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
500/50 G.P.
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods optical guided bomb.png
AGM-62A
Research:
8 500 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
390 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods ammo.png
Mk11_belt_pack
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk84
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
Mods optical guided bomb.png
GBU-8/15
Research:
13 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
Icon RedXCross.png Icon RedXCross.png Icon RedXCross.png Icon GreenCheckmark.png

Offensive armament

Main article: DEFA 552 (30 mm)

The A-4E Early (M) (Israel) is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons, belly-mounted (150 rpg = 300 total)
    • 2 x 30 mm DEFA 552 cannons + 60 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

The A-4E Early (M) (Israel) can be outfitted with the following ordnance presets:

  • Without load
  • 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 171 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 36 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 20 x 100/50 kg G.P. bombs (2,000 kg total)
  • 14 x 250/50 kg G.P. bombs (3,500 kg total)
  • 3 x 360/50 kg G.P. bombs (1,080 kg total)
  • 3 x 500/50 kg G.P. bombs (1,500 kg total)
  • 1 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bomb (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 505 kg AGM-62A Walleye I bombs (1,010 kg total)
  • 1 x 2,000 lb GBU-8 bomb (2,000 lb total)
  • 9 x MK 77 mod 4 incendiary bombs
  • 3 x 20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannons (750 rpg = 2,250 total)

Custom loadout options

1 2 3 4 5
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20 mm Mk 11 mod 5 cannons (750 rpg) 1 1 1
100/50 kg G.P. bombs 1 6 6 6 1
250 lb SAMP Mk 81 bombs 1 6 6 6 1
500 lb SAMP Mk 82 bombs 1 3 6 3 1
250/50 kg G.P. bombs 1 3 6 3 1
360/50 kg G.P. bombs 1 1 1
1,000 lb SAMP Mk 83 bombs 1 3 1
500/50 kg G.P. bombs 1 1 1
505 kg AGM-62A Walleye I bombs 1 1
2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs 1
2,000 lb GBU-8 bombs 1
MK 77 mod 4 incendiary bombs 1 2 3 2 1
FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets 19 38 57 38 19
Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets 4 8 12 8 4
AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles 1 1
Maximum permissible weight: 2,710 kg
Maximum permissible weight imbalance: 900 kg

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Large variety of ground attack ordnance, including TV-guided ground bombs
  • Good turn rate at low speeds
  • Carries countermeasures to deal with missiles

Cons:

  • Wings can rip off at high speed or high negative G manoeuvres
  • Sluggish acceleration and underperforming engine for the aircraft
  • Bleeds air speed quickly in high G turn
  • Can stall out quickly in Sim Battles without SAS (Stability Augmentation System)

History

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Media

Skins

See also

Related development

External links


Douglas Aircraft Company
Strike Aircraft  A-20G-25 · A-26B-10 · A-26B-50 · AD-2 · AD-4 · A-1H
Bombers  TBD-1 · B-18A · SBD-3 · BTD-1 · A-26C-45 · A-26C-45DT
Turboprops  A2D-1
Jet Aircraft  F3D-1
A-4 Skyhawk  A-4B · A-4E Early
Export  ▄Havoc Mk I · ▄Boston Mk I · ▄DB-7 · ▂A-20G-30 · ▄AD-4 · ▄AD-4NA
A-4 Skyhawk  A-4H · A-4E Early (M) · A-4N · A-4E

Israel jet aircraft
  Kfir C.2 · Kfir C.7 · Nesher
Britain 
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France 
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Super Mystere  Sambad · Sa'ar
Mirage III  Mirage IIICJ
Other  M.D.450B Ouragan · Mystere IVA
USA 
F-84  F-84F
A-4  A-4H · A-4E Early (M) · A-4N · A-4E
F-4  F-4E Phantom II