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HISTORY

  • The LTV A-7 Corsair II, having first flown in September 1965 and introduced in February 1967, is a light attack, subsonic, carrier-capable aircraft produced by Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) and primarily used by the United Stated Air Force and Navy.
  • The A-7 was developed from the larger Vought F-8 Crusader with over 1,500 being produced from 1965 to 1984. It was the replacement for the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk.
  • The United States Navy adopted the A-7 in to service first in 1967, followed by the USAF. Later the Air National Guard employed the A-7. Its initial operational history was in the Vietnam War, but used up to the Gulf War.
  • The A-7 was exported to Greek and Portuguese air forces who put them into service in 1993 and 1999 respectively.
  • Eventually, the A-7 was replaced by more advanced fighters such as the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 and the General Dynamics F-16.

 

DISTINCTION

  • The Museum’s A-7A represents the first generation of this versatile attack aircraft, which served during the Vietnam War and into the 1980s.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Status: Unrestored
Manufacturer: Ling-Temco-Vought
Year: 1967
Model: A-7A Corsair II
Registration Number: 152673
Serial Number: A-030
Crew: 1
Max T/O Weight:  41,998 lb.
Span: 38 ft. 9 in.
Length: 46 ft. 1.5 in.
Height: 16 ft. 3/4 in.
Maximum Speed: 663 mph
Cruise Speed: 545 mph
Rate of Climb: 15,000 ft/min
Power Plant: 1 x Pratt&Whitney TF30-P-6, non-afterburner, 11,350 lbs thrust
Range: 3,360 miles
Service Ceiling: 33,500 ft.
Armament: Two MK 12, 20 mm cannons plus 15,000 lbs of assorted ordinance

 

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