Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II\LTV A-7 Corsair II (AKA- "Short Little Ugly Fucker").
Category. Statistic.
First flight on. 26th of September, 1965.
Retired on. Some of these surplus aircraft were passed to Greece, Thailand and Portugal. The last Portuguese A-7Ps were retired in 2007 after 26 years. Greece retired its A-7s in 2014. The Corsair II served for 49 years. A few are still in storage in Thailand who had put them into non-operational status since 2007.
Major contractor(s). Ling-Temco-Vought.
Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles. Yes. Up to 4× B28 nuclear bomb/B43 nuclear bomb/B57 nuclear bomb/B61 nuclear bomb/B83 nuclear bombs.
Fight ceiling. 42,000 ft (13,000 m).
Top speed. 600 kn (690 mph; 1,111 km/h) at Sea level.
Range. Ferry range: 1,342 nmi; 1,544 mi (2,485 km) with maximum internal and external fuel.
Crew. 1.
Nationality(s). American.
Class. Ground attack aircraft.
Rate of climb. N/A.
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The aircraft was also exported to Greece in the 1970s and Portugal in the late 1980s to upgrade there aging fleets. They were, like the USA, part of NATO

Vought A-7 Corsair II - "Short Little Ugly Fucker"

Vought A-7 Corsair II - "Short Little Ugly Fucker"

The Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II is a carrier-based subsonic light attack aircraft. The A-7 airframe design was based on the successful supersonic F-8 Crusader produced by Chance Vought. It was one of the first combat aircraft to feature a head-up display (HUD), an inertial navigation system (INS), and a turbofan engine. The YA-7A made its first flight on 27 September 1965, and began to enter Navy squadron service late in 1966. The A-7 enjoyed the fastest and most trouble free development period of any American combat aircraft since World War II.

Greek Air Force LTV TA-7G Corsair II departs RIAT Fairford 14thJuly2014 arp

Greek Air Force LTV TA-7C Corsair II departs the Royal International Air Tattoo, England (2014). Author: (Adrian Pingstone).

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