A-7 Corsair II History

From Wikipedia: The Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II is a carrier-based subsonic light attack aircraft introduced to replace the United States Navy's A-4 Skyhawk, initially entering service during the Vietnam War. The Corsair was later adopted by the United States Air Force, to include the Air National Guard, to replace the A-1 Skyraider, F-100 Super Sabre and F-105 Thunderchief. The aircraft was also exported to Greece in the 1970s, and Portugal and Thailand in the late 1980s. The A-7 airframe design was based on the successful supersonic F-8 Crusader produced by Chance Vought. It was one of the first combat aircraft to feature a head-up display (HUD), an inertial navigation system (INS), and a turbofan engine. learn more..

A-7 Corsair II Specifications

Dimensions & Weights
Wingspan

38 ft 9 in

Length

46 ft 1.5 in

Height

16 ft 0.75 in

Maximum takeoff weight

42,000 lb

Powerplant and fuel system

1× Allison TF41-A-2 turbofan, 14,500 lbf (64.5 kN)

Performance

Maximum speed: 600 knots (698 mph, 1,123 km/h) ; at sea level

Co-Crew Chiefs

Gary Casassa and Don Callen

Country of origin

USA

Manufacturer

Ling-Temco-Vought

b/n or serial number

153241

type

Attack aircraft

ownership

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