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Loadout info

A-4KU

Ser. no.Nose artCommentPhotos
    
801 BuNo. 160180Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 06/08/1978 Keflavik delivery flight
802 BuNo. 160181Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 - in Brasil
803 BuNo. 160182
pre-war loss
 
804 BuNo. 160183
POW, flown back to Kuwait early 1992
Photo 1 Photo 2
805 BuNo. 160184
POW, damaged in Iraq
now in museum at Kuwait IAP
Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6
03/1994 > Photo 7 17/05/1993 > Photo 8
806 BuNo. 160185
pre-war loss
Photo 1 delivery flight
807 BuNo. 160186Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6
Photo 7 Photo 8 delivery flight Photo 9 Photo 10
808 BuNo. 160187
pre-war loss
Photo 1 delivery flight Photo 2 delivery flight
Photo 3 delivery flight Photo 4 01/04/1978
809 BuNo. 160188Photo 1
810 BuNo. 160189
POW, flown back to Kuwait early 1992
Photo 1
811 BuNo. 160190Photo 1
812 BuNo. 160191
POW, damaged in Iraq
 
813 BuNo. 160192Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
814 BuNo. 160193 
815 BuNo. 160194
pre-war loss
 
816 BuNo. 160195Photo 1 Photo 2
817 BuNo. 160196Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4
818 BuNo. 160197 
819 BuNo. 160198Photo 1 Photo 2
820 BuNo. 160199Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
821 BuNo. 160200
POW, disassembled and trucked to Iraq
 
822 BuNo. 160201Photo 1
823 BuNo. 160202
POW, flown back to Kuwait early 1992
Photo 1 Photo 2
824 BuNo. 160203Photo 1
825 BuNo. 160204Photo 1
826 BuNo. 160205
POW, flown back to Kuwait early 1992
Photo 1 1993 > Photo 2
827 BuNo. 160206Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6
Photo 7
828 BuNo. 160207
shot down 17/01/1991
 
829 BuNo. 160208
crashed post-Gulf war
hit hi-power wires 29/09/1991
Photo 1 Photo 2 delivery flight Photo 3
830 BuNo. 160209
pre-war loss
 

TA-4KU

Ser. no.Nose artCommentPhotos
    
881 BuNo. 160210
POW, damaged in Iraq
now in museum at Kuwait IAP
Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6
Photo 7 Photo 8 delivery flight Photo 9
03/1994 > Photo 10
882 BuNo. 160211
POW, disassembled and trucked to Iraq
now in museum at Kuwait IAP
Photo 1 delivery flight Photo 2 Photo 3
03/1994 > Photo 4
883 BuNo. 160212
POW, flown back to Kuwait early 1992
Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 delivery flight
Photo 5 delivery flight
884 BuNo. 160213Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 delivery flight Photo 4
Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8
885 BuNo. 160214
pre-war loss
Photo 1 delivery flight
886 BuNo. 160215Photo 1 delivery flight Photo 2 delivery flight
Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7

Here is a description of what happend to A-4KU Skyhawk "KAF-828" during Gulf war:

The KAF-828 was piloted by an experienced pilot Lt. Col. Mohammed "Mo" Al Mubarak. His aircraft was part of the KAF??s third attack wave of the opening day of the air war, which consisted of eight A-4KU. Their target was a soviet "Frog" surface/surface missile site about 7 miles east of Ali Al-Salim AB in occupied Kuwait. The weather on that day was a very low cloudy, and bearing a strong southernly winds. The wave reached its target at about 0824. Lt.Col. "Mo" had run his first two attack runs succesfully. But while climbing after his third bombing run, while almost at 8,000 ft., an AAA bullet (presumably from ZSU-23-4 "Shilka") penetrated his port wing, and penetrated his hydraulic lines causing his aircraft to spin slowly, but out of control. Due to KAF standard operating procedures, which states that an aircraft out of control below 10,000 feet should be left and ejected from, and due to the aircraft proximity from the ground, pilot followed those orders. Fortunately his Douglas ejection seat worked excellently, sending him out of his aircraft in less than 0.30 seconds. After reaching the ground safely, he was pulled by his chute as the strong winds howled. Unfastening his chute he got up only to find Iraqi troops over his head ordering him not to move. He was later taken as a POW to Baghdad where he was imprisoned with downed British Tornado pilots. He was brutally tortured and beaten like crazy, and unfortunately the KAF didn??t expect him to be returned alive. He was also put on Iraqi TV to condemn Coalition military operations under the watchful eyes of his Iraqi prison guards. He was later returned to Kuwait as a part of a POW exchange. And later held a high ranking position in Kuwait Air Force.

This incounter was taken from a TV interview done with him (1993) and a KAF history book - "The Kuwait Air Force, 40 years (1953-1993).

I would like to thank Mr. Abdullah J. "AJ" Al-Sabah for sending me email with this info.

I would like to thank Mr. Tom for his excellent information of what happend to Skyhawks before the war.
You can find two of his great pages regarding the Skyhawks (and not only them) during Gulf war here:
Link 1
Link 2

All Skyhawks which survived the war were then sold to Brasil AF (20 x A-4KU and 3 x TA-4KU), where they are still flying strong.

Skyhawks before sortie
Skyhawks before sortie
Nice view of A-4KU Skyhawk
Armed with 5 x Mk.7 CBU a 2 x fuel tank