Military Wednesdays - Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II

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Military Wednesdays - Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II

Wednesday, Jan 5 2011 by kjfitz
(This post is dedicated to pdunn and his dad.)

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 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.