Lexington Park in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
LTV NA-7A Corsair II
No Slack in Light Attack A derivative of the F-8 fighter, the Ling Temco Vought (LTV) A-7 Corsair II came into prominence during the Vietnam War, where it served as a close air support and attack aircraft. The first aircraft with a cockpit featuring the now-common Head-Up Display, the A-7 was a lightweight, rock-solid bombing platform. Versions were flown by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and foreign militaries. The first carrier aircraft to use efficient (if not always trouble-free) turbofan engines, the A-7 became an ideal platform for carrying 'buddy stores' to provide in-flight refueling of other aircraft. The Corsair II was retired from the Navy shortly after the type served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Our Display Aircraft NA-7A Bureau Number 152658 spent its service life performing contractor and Navy testing. Our Corsair was delivered to the Naval Air Test Center in September 1966 and was used for Board of Inspection and Survey (BIS) trials. The A-7 carrier suitability tests on USS America were performed using our aircraft.
In 1969, it became the first A-7 to be powered by
Primary Mission: Attack
Crew: One Pilot
U.S. Service Timeline (A-7 Series): 1966 - 1991
Max. Gross Weight: 38,000 lb
Dimensions: 46.1 ft length, 38.7 ft wing span
Propulsion: One Allison TF41-A-2 turbofan (from 1969)
Max. Operating Speed: 662 MPH (sea level)
Armament: Two internal 20 mm cannons; up to 15,000 pounds of bombs, rockets, and missiles
Erected by Patuxent River Naval Air Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm.
Location. 38° 16.549′ N, 76° 27.741′ W. Marker is in Lexington Park, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Three Notch Road (Maryland Route 235) north of Buse Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22156 Three Notch Road, Patuxent River MD 20670, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The F9F-8B “Cougar” (here, next to this marker); Douglas NA-4M Skyhawk (a few steps from this marker); Grumman F-9J Cougar (a few steps from this marker); Grumman A-6E Intruder (a few steps from this marker); McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II (a few steps from this marker); Douglas F-6A (F4D) Skyray (a few steps from this marker); Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler (a few steps from this marker); North American RA-5C Vigilante (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.