Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk, construction # 13590,was delivered to the U.S. Navy and accepted into the inventory on July 24, 1967. The aircraft was assigned Bureau Number 153524. Belongs to the Collings Foundation.
The Collings foundation painted the Skyhawk in the markings of the Playboys. They were an all-volunteer fast forward air control unit that existed from January 1969 to September 14, 1970, when the Playboy mission was cancelled due to the phasing out of American assets. During the time the Playboys existed, they directed other fighter aircraft in support of the ground troops and in identifying and destroying enemy assets moving along the Ho Chi Minh trail.