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VTOL | Rank 5 USSR
Yak-38 Pack
A2D-1 Skyshark
General characteristics
1 personCrew
12.63 tTake-off weight
7.1 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
13200 mCeiling
2 х Allison T40-A-6Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
875 km/hStructural
301 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 20 mm T31 cannonWeapon 1
800 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
20 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombSetup 1
20 x HVAR rocketsSetup 2
10 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 3
2 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 4
2 x 2000 lb AN-M66A2 bombSetup 5
2 x 2000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb
8 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 6
2 x 2000 lb AN-M66A2 bomb
20 x HVAR rockets
Setup 7
2 x Mk.13-1 Case torpedo (1927 lbs)Setup 8
4890 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3200/2900/7600Repair
10000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
570000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1500 Ge icon.pngAces
190 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
210 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png170 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png


GarageImage A2D-1.jpg

The A2D-1 Skyshark is a premium rank IV American attacker with a battle rating of 7.7 (AB) and 7.0 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Max Speed
(km/h at 8,534 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
 ???  ??? 13200  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 350
Max Speed
(km/h at 8,534 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
796 796 13200 19.5 20.0 36.4 34.4 350


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
600 ~9 ~4
Optimal velocities
< 460 < 480 < 460 N/A
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
1,000 m 5,034 hp N/A

Survivability and armour

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.


Offensive armament

Main article: T31 (20 mm)

The A2D-1 is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm T31 cannons, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 800 total)

Suspended armament

Main articles: HVAR, Mk.13/44

The A2D-1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 20 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs (5,000 lb total)
  • 20 x HVAR rockets
  • 10 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (5,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bombs + 8 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs (8,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb AN-M66A2 bombs + 20 x HVAR rockets (4,000 lb total)
  • 2 x Mk.13/44 torpedoes

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in an 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).

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Auto control available
Not controllable
Auto control available
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 20 mm M64
II Compressor Airframe M65 FRC mk.2
III Wings repair Engine New 20 mm cannons Mk.13
IV Cover M66

Pros and cons

Summarise and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - use substitutions with softer forms such as "inadequate" and "effective".


  • Tracking and Search Radar
  • 20mm Cannons
  • Naval Aircraft


  • Time limit on Radar
  • Tracking Radar only works at <1km
  • Extremely large target
  • Tail of aircraft is fragile


Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicles's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.

USA attackers
Douglas  A-20G-25 · A-26B-10 · A-26B-50 · A2D-1 · AD-2 · AD-4
North American  A-36 · PBJ-1H · PBJ-1J
Other  AM-1 · AU-1 · XA-38