The Douglas A-1 (formerly AD) Skyraider was an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late 1940s and early 1980s. It became a piston-powered propeller-driven anachronism in the jet age and was nicknamed Spad after a French World War 1 fighter. The Skyraider had a remarkably long and successful career and inspired the straight-winged slow-flying jet-powered successor the A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog). It was operated by the United States Navy (USN) the U.S.
Made by Douglas Aircraft Company.