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Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

A-7D “Corsair II”

 
 
A-7D Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
1. A-7D Marker
Inscription. Manufactured by LTV Aerospace Corp.
Specifications:
Span: 38ft 8in Length: 46ft 1in
Height: 16ft 1in Weight: 39,325lbs max

Armament:
One Vulcan multi-barrel M61A1 20mm rapid fire cannon
Carried an arrangement of ordinance:
Air-to-air missiles Rockets
Air-to-surface missiles Gun pods
Bombs (up to 15,000pounds)

Engine:
One Allison TF-41-A-1 turbofan - 16,000lbs of thrust

Performance:
Max speed: 691mph
Cruising speed: 545mph
Range: 2,281miles
Service ceiling: 33,500ft
Extended range: 3,044miles using four external fuel stations

Flown by the 121st TFW from 1974 to Sep 1992
 
Erected by Ohio Air National Guard.
 
Location. 39° 48.889′ N, 82° 56.807′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on Rickenbacker Drive, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in aircraft static display park just inside main gate of Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base (off Second Street), at Rickenbacker International Airport. Access is restricted due to location on a military base. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
A-7D "Corsair II" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
2. A-7D "Corsair II" and Marker
, measured as the crow flies. F-84F "Thunderstreak" (a few steps from this marker); F-100D "Super Sabre" (a few steps from this marker); Captain Eddie Rickenbacker (approx. half a mile away); Tuskegee Airmen (approx. half a mile away); Historic Lockbourne (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ohio-Erie Canal and Locks / The Columbus Feeder Canal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lockbourne Veterans' Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Groveport Veterans' Park (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceMilitary
 
A-7D "Corsair II" image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
3. A-7D "Corsair II"
F-100D, A-7D, and F84-F (left to right) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
4. F-100D, A-7D, and F84-F (left to right)
Rickenbacker Air Force Base marker at base of flagpole.
Rickenbacker Air Force Base Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 12, 2008
5. Rickenbacker Air Force Base Marker
Lockbourne Air Force Base renamed after death of Columbus native and World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,433 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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