A-7 Corsair II
Co-Crew Chiefs: Gary Casassa and Don Callen
From Wikipedia: The A-7 Corsair II.
A-7 Corsair II Specifications
|Country of Origin:
|| Attack aircraft
|Powerplant and fuel system:
||1× Allison TF41-A-2 turbofan, 14,500 lbf (64.5 kN)
||Maximum speed: 600 knots (698 mph, 1,123 km/h) ; at sea level
||Maximum Take-Off 42,000 lb
||Span 38 ft 9 in
length 46 ft 1.5 in
height 16 ft 0.75 in
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...