s/n 160615 // $50,000
1964 LTV A-7E Corsair II
Restored to Static Condition
- Addison, Texas
The Vought A-7 Corsair II originated from a US Navy requirement for a replacement of the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. In March 1964 Vought was awarded a contract to develop 3 prototype aircraft of the A-7. Vought named the new aircraft Corsair II after their famous Corsair aircraft from WWII.
One of the US Navy requirements for the new aircraft is that it should be based on an existing design in order to keep costs down and speed delivery. Vought based the A-7 on their F-8 Crusader. Although it is similar, it is a completely different design with relatively few commonalities. That withstanding, the first prototype was flown on September 27, 1965, approximently 4 weeks ahead of schedule. Deliveries to the Navy began in October 1966, and the first US Navy Squadron, VA-147.
The A-7E on display, Bureau Number 160615 was built by Vought Aircraft and delivered to the US Navy. It is painted in the colors it wore while serving with Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) while deployed aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) during Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm 1990-91.
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