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A-7 Corsair II

The A-7 Corsair is a 1-engine subsonic attack aircraft, developed by the American company Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) as the successor of the A-4E Skyhawk. The Corsair is designed as an attack aircraft to operate from US aircraft carriers.
The A-7 has been replaced by the F/A-18 (1998) which has now been replaced by the F/A-18 Super Hornet.

Prime contractor Ling-Temco-Vought (now Northrop Grumman)
Length 14.06 meter
Height 4.90 meter
Wing surface 34.83 square meters
Aspect ratio  
Engines 1 Allison/Rolls Royce TF41-A-400 turbofan engine
Thrust 15.000 pounds on static thrust
Weight (empty) 18.546 lbs
Weight (start, maximum, MTOW) 42.000 lbs
Weight (landing, maximum) 25.300 lbs
Cruise speed  
Maximum speed 600 knots at MSL and Mach .94 on 20.000 feet
Maximum range > 1900 nautical miles
2485 nautical miles with intern and extern fuel tanks
> 150 nautical miles when operating from aircraft carriers
Fuel capacity  
Air-to-air-refueling + capacity Yes, 12.000 pounds
Armament 1 standard M61A1 20 mm board canon
Maximum weapon load 15.000 pounds
Maximum G resistance  
Required runway length (start) 1705 meters at MTOW
Required runway length (landing)  
Type flight controls conventional
Landing gear tricycle: 1 nose gear with 2 tires and 2 main gears with each one tire
Versions A-7A, A-7B, A-7C, A-7D, A-7E, A-7G, A-7H, TA-7H, A-7P, TA-7P, EA-7L
Manufactured approximately 1500
Crew A-7: 1, TA-7: 2
Operational since December 1967
Successor of A-4E Skyhawk
Users (current and future) US Navy, US Air Force, Greece, Portugal

Other Users
The A-7 is also in service with Greece Hellenic Air Force.
Portugal had the A-7 in the A-7P and TA-7P version as can be seen on the photo.

US Navy A-7A US Air Force A-7D US Air Force A-7D
US Navy A-7E US Navy A-7E US Navy A-7
US Navy A-7E US Navy A-7E Portugal A-7P

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Last updated: 24 March 2018