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Are there any A-7 Corsairs still flying?

Are there any A-7 Corsairs still flying?

The LTV A-7 Corsair II is an American carrier-capable subsonic light attack aircraft designed and manufactured by Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV)….LTV A-7 Corsair II.

A-7 Corsair II
First flight 26 September 1965
Introduction 1 February 1967
Retired 1991 (USN, USAF), 1993 (ANG) 1999 (Portuguese Air Force) 2014 (Hellenic Air Force)

Who made the A-7 Corsair?

LTV Corporation
LTV A-7 Corsair II/Manufacturers

When was the A-7 Corsair retired?

1991LTV A-7 Corsair II / Retired

Where was the Vought F4U Corsair built?

Built by Vought Aircraft Division of United Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut. The F4U-4 Corsair was also known as the “dash four” or “Corsair IV” variant with a larger R-2800-18W engine with a four bladed propeller and redesigned cowling.

Was the Corsair a good fighter?

Capable of carrying bombs, rockets, and glide bombs, the Corsair earned the name “Whistling Death” from the Japanese due to sound it made when diving to attack ground targets. By the end of the war, Corsairs were credited with 2,140 Japanese aircraft against losses of 189 F4Us for an impressive kill ratio of 11:1.

Was the Corsair better than the Mustang?

Many Navy and Marine Corps aviators will tell you the Corsair was, hands down, the better fighter. Vought’s gull winged fighter was designed for speed and maneuverability and first flew in May 1940. The Corsair was the first U.S. single engine fighter to exceed 400 miles an hour in level flight.

What plane shot down the most planes in ww2?

It is accurate to state that the P-38 did shoot down more Japanese aircraft than any other USAAF plane with 1,857, with the P-40 running a close second at 1,633.5. Even though the F6F did not start reaching Naval and Marine units in the Pacific until late 1943, once it did it came in prodigious numbers.

What is another name for the A-7 Corsair?

“A Corsair by any other name: Sandy, SLUF and the Little Hummers: Part Two”. Air International. 22 (4): 169–176, 202–203. April 1982. Birzer, Norman; Mersky, Peter (2004). US Navy A-7 Corsair II Units of the Vietnam War. Osprey Combat Aircraft. 48. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84176-731-4. Brown, David F. (1997). SLUF A-7 Corsair II.

When did the US Air Force get its first A-7 Corsair?

Established February 1, 1967, with A-7A, becoming first fleet squadron to receive Corsair II. Received first combat-ready A-7As September 11, 1972. Received first operational A-7E September 17, 1969. 5 combat cruises to Tonking Gulf (with diversion to Korea). 8 cruises to Western Pacific.

What happened to the A-7D Corsair II?

As the A-10s were received, the A-7Ds were transferred from the USAF to the National Guard Bureau for subsequent re-allocation. By 1981, when the 23d TFW sent its last A-7Ds to Tonopah Test Range Airport, Nevada for clandestine use in the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk development program, fifteen ANG squadrons were equipped with the A-7D Corsair II.

What is the best book on the Vought A-7 Corsair II?

“Vought A-7 Corsair II”. The International Directory of Military Aircraft, 2002/2003. Fishwick, Act: Aerospace Publications, 2002. ISBN 1-875671-55-2. Gunston, Bill. Modern Fighting Aircraft. New York: Random House, 1984. ISBN 0-517-44115-2. Higham, Robin and Carol Williams. Flying Combat Aircraft of USAAF-USAF (Volume 2).