Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 156925


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SOLJETS presents BuNo 156925 served in the US Navy Instrument Training Program, and was largely used as a land-based instrument trainer. The aircraft has 115 arrested landings making it one of the lowest cycle TA-4J's in existence. Even though it was retired, it had an incredible 52% life remaining based on US Naval utilization standards.


  • 14 Month Refurbishment Completed in November 2016
  • Full Garmin Glass Cockpit
  • Garmin Digital Autopilot
  • Like-new Condition Inside and Out - All Major Systems and Accessories Refurbished, Overhauled, or Replaced

Airframe / Engines

Total Time Since New

Pratt & Whitney Model J-52 P8
Total Hours Since New


  • Dual Garmin G3X Touch Screen 10.6" PFD's with GDU 460 Screens
  • Garmin G5 electronic standby (airspeed, altitude, and attitude)
  • Garmin Synthetic Vision
  • WAAS Capable
  • GSU 25 ADAHRS system
  • GMU 22 magnetometer
  • GTP 59 Air Temperature Probe
  • ARTEX – ME 406 ELT
  • UHF Radios – Removed but re-installable (not compatible with Garmin)
  • Radar Altimeter – removed but installable (not compatible with Garmin)
  • Two (2) 300 USG drop tanks
  • Escapac Ejection Seats
  • Turbine Start Cart (Huffer & Electrical)
  • Custom Bruce's Canopy Covers
  • Entry Ladder


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Additional Information

Originally manufactured in 1970. Restoration Completed in 2016.BuNo 925 was retired from US Navy Training Command and was primarily in storage until 2006 when a 10 year $1.5M restoration began. All major systems of the aircraft were overhauled, rebuilt or replaced.
  • New canopy and glass installed ($280,000)
  • Landing gear was removed, overhauled, painted and re-installed ($300,000)
  • All flap and slat tracks were replaced
  • All pumps, actuators overhauled
  • Engine Hot Section Inspection
  • In December 2015 the aircraft was ferried to Classic Jet Warbirds of Titusville, FL where an experienced A-4 restoration crew began re-assembly.
  • All flight controls removed, balanced and reinstalled.
  • Complete strip and zinc chromate primer of entire airframe
  • New paint in Douglas / US Navy Gull Grey and White.
  • Crew gaseous oxygen system conversion.
  • Weapons control systems installed