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Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

YA-7D - “Corsair II”

Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV)

 
 
YA-7D - "Corsair II" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
1. YA-7D - "Corsair II" Marker
Inscription. The Corsair II was designed to meet a 1963 Navy requirement for a light attack plane to replace the A-4. The Navy’s A-7A made its first flight in September 1965. Two months later, the Air Force settled on the A-7 as a low-cost way to provide specialized, close–air support to the Army. Over 450 A-7Ds were eventually delivered to the USAF. A-7Ds flew 12,928 sorties during the Vietnam War, including the last air strike into Cambodia. The last A-7Ds in combat were flown by Air National Guard pilots during Operation Just Cause in Panama in December of 1989.

The A-7D first flew at Dallas, TX in April 1968 with follow-on testing at Edwards AFB. The A-7D on display is the #2 prototype aircraft, hence the “Y” designation. It served its entire career in flight test at Edwards. It made the first totally fiber optic-controlled flight using a single-fiber flight control system in March 1982.

On loan from the USAF Museum.
 
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.
 
Location. 34° 54.769′ N, 117° 55.21′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from South Rosamond Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located next
YA-7D - "Corsair II" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
2. YA-7D - "Corsair II" Marker
to the AFFTC Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 South Rosamond Boulevard, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T-28B - "Trojan" (a few steps from this marker); F-111A - "Aardvark" (a few steps from this marker); A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 (within shouting distance of this marker); T-33A “Shooting Star” (within shouting distance of this marker); F-84F - "Thunderstreak" (within shouting distance of this marker); CT-39A - "Sabreliner" (within shouting distance of this marker); N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” (within shouting distance of this marker); UC-45J - "Expeditor" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
YA-7D - "Corsair II" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
3. YA-7D - "Corsair II" and Marker
YA-7D - "Corsair II" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
4. YA-7D - "Corsair II"
YA-7D - "Corsair II" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
5. YA-7D - "Corsair II"
YA-7D - "Corsair II" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
6. YA-7D - "Corsair II"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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