A-7B CORSAIR II - USS LEXINGTON Museum on the bay in Corpus Christi, Texas
Improved models of the aircraft (A-7E) were soon being produced, with a more powerful engine and improved electronics. The U.S. Air Force adopted a land based version of the Corsair II (A-7D) for the Tactical Air Command in the fighter/attack role.
- Wingspan: 38’9”
- Length: 46’1”
- Height: 16’3”
- Empty Weight: 19,100 lbs.
- Max Take-Off Weight: 38,000 lbs.
- Ceiling: 42,500’
- Crew: One Pilot
- Max Speed @ Sea Level: 685 mph
- Combat radius of action: 700 miles
- Armament: 15,000 lbs of externally mounted bombs, rockets or missiles on six underwing pylons plus two fuselage mounts for missiles or rockets. Two internally mounted 20 mm cannons.
- Engine: One Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-8 turbofan with 12,200 lbs. of thrust.
- First Flight: September 2, 1965
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