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The A-7E Corsair II

BuNo. 159291

 
 
The A-7E Corsair II Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
1. The A-7E Corsair II Marker
Inscription. The A-7 Corsair II was a carrier-based light attack aircraft designed to replace the A-4 Skyhawk. The aircraft was given its popular name in honor of the WW II F-4U Corsair. The Corsair II (A-7A) made its combat debut in late 1967 aboard the USS Ranger (CV-61) during the Vietnam War. This aircraft (A-7E) participated in the last Corsair II combat missions from the USS Kennedy (CV-67) during Desert Storm in 1991.

Manufacturer : Vought (later LTV)
Type: carrier-based light attack aircraft
Crew : pilot
Powerplant: one 14,250 lb (6,463.5 kg) static thrust Allison TF41-A-2 turbofan
Wingspan: 46 ft 2 in (11.81 m)
Length: 46 ft 2 in (14.06 m)
Height: 16 ft (4.88 m)
Weight: 19,490 lbs (8,840.5 kg) empty; 42,000 lbs (19,051 kg) maximum
Armament: one 20mm Vulcan multi-barrel cannons; two fuselage mounted Sidewinder (short range) air-to-air missles; 12,000 lbs ( 5,443 kg) of external (under-wing) ordnance
Maximum speed: 693 mph (1,115 km/h)
Combat radius: 475 miles (764 kilometers)
Service ceiling: 43,000 ft (13,106 m)

This aircraft on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola, Florida
 
Erected by Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
 
Location.
The A-7E Corsair II Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 12, 2009
2. The A-7E Corsair II Marker
single-seat carrier-based attack aircraft Initial Climb rate: 15,000 fpm
32° 47.418′ N, 79° 54.505′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Patriots Point Road. Click for map. Aboard the USS Yorktown. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. F-8K Crusader (a few steps from this marker); SH-3G Sea King (a few steps from this marker); E-1B Tracer (a few steps from this marker); A-6E Intruder (within shouting distance of this marker); Carrier-Based A-6 Intruder (within shouting distance of this marker); Clamagore (SS-343) (within shouting distance of this marker); S-3B Viking (within shouting distance of this marker); F/A-18A Hornet (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .
1. Patriots Point, A-7E Corsair II. First deployed by the Navy in 1967 (Submitted on May 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The A-7 Cosair II. (Submitted on May 19, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & SpaceMilitaryWar, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, Vietnam
 
The A-7E Corsair II Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 19, 2013
3. The A-7E Corsair II
The A-7E Corsair II Marker Photo, Click for full size
Courtesy of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
4. The A-7E Corsair II Marker
 
 
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