It may come as a shock to some that the front line of New Zealand's air defense system took the form of an aircraft designed more than forty years ago.
Even more surprising through is the fact that these aircraft are still complimentary to, equal to, or better than some of the best that modern technology has launched into the world skies.
It's the aircraft scorned by most in the 1960s Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as a likely replacement for the New Zealand's Vampires and Canberras. It's also the aircraft the RNZAF now embraces with some affection and considerable respect.
The A-4 Skyhawk DVD outlines the story behind the McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk in service with the RNZAF.
This A-4 DVD briefly touches on the A-4s development, then follows the progression of the NZ's A-4 Skyhawks from 1970 onwards. Briefly examined is the RANs Fleet Air Arm A-4G Skyhawks, their sale to NZ, and in an ironic twist, their return to Nowra in New South Wales, Australia to fill the void their original sale created.
The A-4 DVD is in NTSC DVD format and region-free. Runtime is about 82 minutes.