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)|
What replaced the A-7 Corsair?
The A-7 was largely replaced by newer generation fighters such as the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon and the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The final operator, the Hellenic Air Force, withdrew the last A-7s during 2014.
When did the A-7 enter service?
The A-7D is a single-seat, tactical close air support aircraft derived from the U.S. Navy’s A-7. The first A-7D made its initial flight in April 1968, and deliveries of production models began in December 1968. When A-7D production ended in 1976, LTV had delivered 459 to the U.S. Air Force.
Who made the A-7?
LTV A-7 Corsair II/Manufacturers
When was the A 7 Corsair retired?
1991LTV A-7 Corsair II / Retired
When was the A7 retired?
Was the A-7 Corsair good?
Ease of maintenance and reliability: The A-7 enjoyed excellent “up time” and was relatively easy to maintain and service. Doing an engine replacement onboard a carrier was much easier than for the A-4 it replaced. Similarly, many of the issues that had plagued both the A-4 and F-8 (hydraulic leaks) were resolved.
When was the Corsair decommissioned?
At the end of 1945, all Corsair squadrons but one (No. 14) were disbanded. That last squadron was based in Japan, until the Corsair was retired from service in 1947.
When was the a7 retired?
Which was better the Hellcat or the Corsair?
The Corsair sacrificed cost and certain handling qualities—notably the ability to approach and land successfully on a carrier—in exchange for maximum performance, while the Hellcat was designed to provide economy and manufacturability plus good performance and competent carrier-deck handling.