Kuwait Air Force

Kuwait Air Force Unit Pages

Douglas Poster courtesy of Gary Verver

In 1974, under a $250 million contract, the government of Kuwait purchased 30 newly manufactured A-4Ms and six TA-4s, along with spare parts and support equipment. The Kuwaiti Skyhawks were designated A-4KU and TA-4KU. Delivery began in 1977.
Many of the Kuwaiti Skyhawks, based at Dhahran Air base in Saudi Arabia, were flown on combat missions against Iraq during the 1991 Gulf War. At least two of the Kuwaiti A-4s, one flown by Colonel Mubarak, the commanding officer of the Kuwaiti Skyhawk squadron, were lost to Iraqi ground fire during that war. Colonel Mubarak was one of the Allied POWs.

Kuwait A-4KU / TA-4KU BuNos

  • A-4KU
  • 160180 N1001
  • 160181 N1002
  • 160182 N1003 damaged/destroyed
  • 160183 N1004
  • 160184 N1005
  • 160185 N1006 damaged/destroyed
  • 160186 N1007
  • 160187 N1008 Fate unknown
  • 160188 N1009
  • 160189 N1010
  • 160190 N1011
  • 160191 N1012 damaged/destroyed
  • 160192 N1013
  • 160193 N1014
  • 160194 N1015 damaged/destroyed
  • 160195 N1016
  • 160196 N1017
  • 160197 N1018
  • 160198 N1019
  • 160199 N1020
  • 160200 N1021 damaged/destroyed
  • 160201 N1022
  • 160202 N1023
  • 160203 N1024
  • 160204 N1025
  • 160205 N1026
  • 160206 N1027 Shot Down
  • 160207 N1028 damaged/destroyed
  • 160208 N1029 damaged/destroyed
  • 160209 N1030
  • TA-4KU
  • 160210 N1031 Museum in Kuwait
  • 160211 N1032 Musuem in Kuwait
  • 160212 N1033
  • 160213 N1034
  • 160214 N1035 Fate unknown
  • 160215 N1036

 

Kept in near-mint condition in storage after their retirement, the remaining Kuwaiti Skyhawks were sold to Brazil in 1997.

 

 

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