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A-7 Corsair II

The Museum's A-7U Corsair II in flight during its service career. View from below and to the right, looking up at the side of the plane. Landing gear are extended.
The Museum's A-7U Corsair II in flight during its service with VA-56 aboard the USS Midway (CV-41), in1975
A-7U Corsair II of the Pacific Coast Air Museum, photographed from the front left inside a large hangar.
The A-7 is undergoing restoration inside the famous Butler Hangar.
A-7U Corsair II Jet attack aircraft under restoration inside a large hangar. Viewed from front right.
A-7U Corsair II Jet attack aircraft under restoration. It may look like a fighter, but it's actually a potent subsonic attack aircraft, designed to take out ground targets.
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    Attack aircraft

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    Pacific Coast Air Museum

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


38 ft 9 in


46 ft 1.5 in


16 ft 0.75 in

Maximum takeoff weight

42,000 lb

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

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

Gary Casassa and Don Callen

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