A-4AR Cockpit Trainer

A-4AR Cockpit Trainer (HM264D)

Location: Palmdale, CA 93550 Los Angeles County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 36.168', W 118° 5.257'

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SN: 01
Date Acquire: 2004
From: Lockheed
Displayed: 2010

The A-4 cockpit trainer was constructed by Lockheed to train pilots in the use of the newly installed controls found in the modified A-4AR Argentina aircraft.

A-4AR Fightinghawk

Argentina was not only the first foreign user of the Skyhawk but also one of the largest with nearly 130 A-4s delivered since 1965. The Argentine Air Force received 25 A-4Bs in 1966 and another 25 in 1970, all refurbished in the United States by Lockheed Service Co. prior to their delivery as A-4P, although they were still locally known as A-4B.

They had three weapons pylons and served in the 5th Air Brigade. In 1976, another order was made for 25 A-4Cs to replace the F-86 Sabres still in service in the 4 Air Brigade
(Spanish: IV Brigada Aerea).
They were received as is and refurbished to flight status by the Air Force technicians at Rio Cuarto, Cordoba. The C model had five weapons pylons and could use AAM-AIM-9B Sidewinders.

The Argentine Naval Aviation also bought the Skyhawk known as A-4Q in the form of 16 A-4B plus two for spare parts, modified with five weapon pylons and to carry AIM-9B Sidewinders.

They were received in 1971 to replace F-9F Panther and F-9F Cougar in use from the aircraft carrier ARA Veinticinco de Mayo by the 3rd Fighter/Attack


Ejection seats did not work and there were many other mechanical faults. In spite of this, A-4s still served well in the 1982 Falklands Wars where they achieved some success against the British Royal Navy.
HM NumberHM264D
Placed ByJoe Davies Heritage Airpark
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Date Added Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 400273 N 3829534
Decimal Degrees34.60280000, -118.08761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 36.168', W 118° 5.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 36' 10.08" N, 118° 5' 15.42" W
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Area Code(s)661, 562, 310
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2451-2499 E Ave P, Palmdale CA 93550, US
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