Aircraft Data Sheet
for A-7B Bu. No. 154370
The A-7 Corsair II was designed as a light attack aircraft that could replace the A-4 Skyhawk. Portions of the design were bases on the successful Vought F-8 Crusader aircraft, though certain features such as the afterburner and variable-incidence wing were not incorporated. The aircraft structure was strengthened to carry up to 15,000 lb of external ordnance, accommodating virtually every weapon or store in the Navy's airborne armoury when the A-7 was designed. It was calculated that more than 200 combinations of different stores were possible. The first A-7 flew in 1965, and saw combat over Vietnam for the first time in December of 1967. (source: United States Navy Aircraft since 1911 by Gordon Swanborough and Peter Bowers)
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|Remarks: This is the second exhibit aircraft completed by the restoration team. This aircraft is sponsored.|
EXHIBITED WEAPONS LOAD
1 – AGM-88 HARM missile.
1 – Walleye missile.
2- AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.
2 – BRU-42 Triple Ejector Racks.
6 – Mk 82 500 lb bombs with Mk 15 Snakeye fins and M904 fuzes.
2 – 20 mm cannon.
Photos by Frank Warren.
Bu No 154370 Assignment Record
Date of manufacture: January 1968
Manufacturer: LTV Aerospace Corporation
|29 JAN 1968||NPRO Dallas (as A-7A)|
|0l FEB 1968||NPRO Dallas (as A-7B)|
|08 JUN - 27 JUN 1968 ||VA-87 Cecil Field|
|27 JUN - 03 AUG 1968||VA-87, USS Ticonderoga|
|23 SEP 1968 - 08 APR 1969||VA-174, Cecil Field|
|08 APR - 26 JUN 1969||VA-15, USS Intrepid|
|26 JUN 1969 - 27 OCT 1971||VA-15, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|13 JUN 1974||VA-15, Cecil Field|
|22 AUG 1974||VA-15, Jacksonville|
|26 AUG 1974||VA-15, Cecil Field|
|13 SEP 1974||VA-15, Yuma|
|23 SEP 1974||VA-15, Cecil Field|
|23 SEP 1974 - 22 JUN 1975||USS Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|22 JUN 1975 - 11 SEP 1975||Cecil Field|
|22 NOV 1975 - 25 SEP 1977||VA-205 Atlanta|
|21 NOV 1977- 07 DEC 1977||VA-205 Jacksonville|
|04 FEB 1978 - 25 APR 1983||VA-304 Alameda|
|07 JUL 1983||VA-304 Jacksonville|
|08 JUL 1983||VA-304 Alameda|
|30 SEP- 28 OCT 1983||VA-304 Jacksonville|
|23 N0V 1983||VA-304 Alameda|
|24 N0V 1983 - 16 MAR 1984||VA-205 Atlanta|
|01 JUN - 22 SEP 1984||VA-204 New Orleans|
|04 JUN 1986||VA-305 NAS Point Mugu|
|19 DEC 1986||NAS North Island for storage.|
|30 JAN 1987||S 3SO Stirike|
| ||On loan from NMNA to USS Midway Museum for display.|
Photos of this aircraft in previous paint schemes and assignments.
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This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation.
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Page updated on 17 October 2009