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Vought A-7 Corsair II


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The Vought A-7 was designed to replace the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk.  Although visually similar to the Vought F-8 Crusader, the A-7 was a completely new design.  The A-7 was named the Corsair II after the famous Vought F4U Corsair of World War II.  The prototype first flew in 1965.

Early A-7s were powered by the Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-408.  Later versions were powered by the Allison TF41-A-2.

The Corsair II was used extensively in Vietnam.  The last two Navy squadrons equipped with A-7s saw action during operation Desert Storm.

This aircraft is also known as the LTV A-7 Corsair II due to changes in company ownership.  This capable aircraft acquired the nickname SLUF for Short Little Ugly Fellow (or words to that effect).

     
Specifications (A-7E)

 

 

 

Type: Attack
Engines: one 14,500 lb (64.5 kN) thrust Allison TF41-A-2 turbofan
     

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