What is a a7 aircraft?

What is a a7 aircraft?

The LTV A-7 Corsair II is an American carrier-capable subsonic light attack aircraft designed and manufactured by Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV). The A-7 was developed during the early 1960s as replacement for the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. The A-7 was also exported to Greece in the 1970s and to Portugal in the late 1980s.

When was the a7 Corsair retired?

LTV A-7 Corsair II/Retired

Was the Corsair used in the Vietnam War?

Arriving on station with the USS Ranger (CVA-61) in early December 1967, the first Corsair II squadron became operational immediatedly and sustained its first combat loss three weeks later. This book tells how the A-7 soon proved its worth supporting ground operations in South Vietnam.

When did the a7d enter service?

LTV A-7 Corsair II

A-7 Corsair II
First flight 26 September 1965
Introduction February 1967
Retired 1991 (USAF, USN); 1993 (ANG) 1999 (Portuguese Air Force)
Status Active (Greece)

What replaced the f8 Crusader?

Although the French Navy participated in combat operations in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm and over Kosovo in 1999, the Crusaders stayed behind and were eventually replaced by the Dassault Rafale M in 2000 as the last of the type in military service.

What happened LTV?

LTV Steel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, on December 29, 2000. The company subsequently dissolved on December 18, 2001. The assets were acquired in February 2002 by Wilbur Ross and merged with Weirton Steel to form the International Steel Group.

Why are Corsair wings bent?

Why are the Wings of the F4U Corsair Bent? The aircraft designer, Rex Beisel, developed a radical new bent wing – or inverted gull wing – design that allowed the landing gear to be short and sturdy while still providing ground clearance for the propeller.

What doomed the F-8?

U.S. records indicate only three F-8s lost in aerial combat, all to MiG-17 cannon fire in 1966, but the VPAF claimed 11 F-8s were shot down by MiGs. A total of 170 F-8 Crusaders would be lost to all causes – mostly ground fire and accidents – during the war.

What does LTV Steel stand for?

LTV Steel works in Cleveland, Ohio. LTV stands for Ling-Temco-Vought and was one of the largest steel producers in the world. Steel-works–Ohio–Cleveland.

How old is LTV?

Lagos State Television was established in October, 1980 and was the first Television station in Nigeria to operate on two frequencies / bands VHF and UHF but now on UHF channel 35 and the first state owned Television station on cable satellite DSTV channel 256 and later on Startimes channel 104.

What kind of ship is an aircraft carrier?

Aircraft carriers are warships that act as airbases for carrier-based aircraft. In the United States Navy, these consist of ships commissioned with hull classification symbols CV (aircraft carrier), CVA (attack aircraft carrier), CVB (large aircraft carrier), CVL (light aircraft carrier), CVN (aircraft carrier (nuclear propulsion)).

What kind of aircraft is the LTV A-7 Corsair?

LTV A-7 Corsair II. The LTV A-7 Corsair II is an American carrier-capable subsonic light attack aircraft manufactured by Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) to replace the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. Its airframe design is a somewhat smaller version of the supersonic Vought F-8 Crusader.

Which is the oldest aircraft carrier in the Navy?

# Name Class Commissioned Service life CV-14 Ticonderoga Essex (extended bow) 8 May 1944 29 years, 116 days CVN-79 John F. Kennedy Gerald R. Ford ~2022 ā€” CVN-80 Enterprise Gerald R. Ford ~2027 ā€” CVN-81 Doris Miller Gerald R. Ford ~2030 ā€”

When did the Navy start using the A-7 Corsair?

The YA-7A made its first flight on 27 September 1965, and began to enter Navy squadron service late in 1966. The first Navy A-7 squadrons reached operational status on 1 February 1967, and began combat operations over Vietnam in December of that year.