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Ling Tempko Vought / Northrop Grumman A-7 Corsair II attacker

 

A-7E Corsair II

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
A-7A attacker 10/1966 - 1968 199 6/1992 1 seat, Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-6 engine (4954 kgf), 2 20-mm guns, 6805  kg of combat load (2 227-kg hull points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 4 127-mm Zuni; 2 1587-kg and 4 1134-kg wing points with 2 Shrike ARM or 2 Standard-ARM ARM or 6 Maverick ASM or 2 Walleye guided bombs or 2 Mk28 or Mk61 nuclear bombs or 2 Mk57 nuclear depth charges or 6 Mk82 or 6 Mk84 guided bombs or 6 907-kg bombs or 12 340-kg bombs or 24 227-kg bombs or 4 GBU-12/46 bomb cassettes or 6 GBU-30/38 bomb cassettes or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 114 68-mm rockets or 24 127-mm Zuni rockets), APQ-116 radar
A-7B 2/1968 - 5/1969 196 TF30-P-8 engine (5327 kgf), later TF30-P-408 engine (5847 kgf), 2 20-mm guns, 6805  kg of combat load (2 227-kg hull points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 4 127-mm Zuni; 2 1587-kg and 4 1134-kg wing points with 2 Shrike ARM or 2 Standard-ARM ARM or 6 Maverick ASM or 2 Walleye guided bombs or 6 Mk82 or 6 Mk84 guided bombs or 6 907-kg bombs or 12 340-kg bombs or 24 227-kg bombs or 4 GBU-12/46 bomb cassettes or 6 GBU-30/38 bomb cassettes or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 114 68-mm rockets or 24 127-mm Zuni rockets or 2 twin 20-mm guns)
A-7C 1969 - 1969 67 1 sixtuple 20-mm gun, 6805  kg of combat load (2 227-kg hull points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 4 127-mm Zuni; 2 1587-kg and 4 1134-kg wing points with 2 Shrike ARM or 2 Standard-ARM ARM or 6 Maverick ASM or 2 Walleye guided bombs or 6 Mk82 or 6 Mk84 guided bombs or 6 907-kg bombs or 12 340-kg bombs or 24 227-kg bombs or 4 GBU-12/46 bomb cassettes or 6 GBU-30/38 bomb cassettes or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 114 68-mm rockets or 24 127-mm Zuni rockets or 2 twin 20-mm guns), AVQ-126(V) radar
A-7E 7/1969 - 3/1981 596 Allison TF-41-A-2 engine (6553 kgf), 1 sixtuple 20-mm gun, 6805  kg of combat load (2 227-kg hull points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 4 127-mm Zuni; 2 1587-kg and 4 1134-kg wing points with 2 Shrike ARM or 2 Standard-ARM ARM or 6 Maverick ASM or 2 Walleye guided bombs or 6 Mk82 or 6 Mk84 guided bombs or 6 907-kg bombs or 12 340-kg bombs or 24 227-kg bombs or 4 GBU-12/46 bomb cassettes or 6 GBU-30/38 bomb cassettes or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 114 68-mm rockets or 24 127-mm Zuni rockets or 2 twin 20-mm guns or 2 Harpoon ASM or 3 HARM ARM or 2 Skipper ASM or 2 Mk28 or B43 or Mk61 nuclear bombs or 2 Mk57 nuclear depth charges or 2 quadruple 30-mm guns), APQ-126(V) radar
A-7E FLIR 1980s 144 - 231 modified from A-7E IR scanner
TA-7C training attacker 10/1976 - 1980s 24 modified from A-7B + 36 modified from A-7C + 20 modified from A-7E 2 seats, 36 planes with Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-8 engine (5327 kgf), 44 planes with Allison TF41-A-2 engine (6553 kgf), 6805  kg of combat load (2 227-kg hull points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 4 127-mm Zuni; 2 1587-kg and 4 1134-kg wing points with 2 Shrike ARM or 2 Standard-ARM ARM or 6 Maverick ASM or 2 Walleye guided bombs or 6 Mk82 or 6 Mk84 guided bombs or 6 907-kg bombs or 12 340-kg bombs or 24 227-kg bombs or 4 GBU-12/46 bomb cassettes or 6 GBU-30/38 bomb cassettes or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 114 68-mm rockets or 24 127-mm Zuni rockets or 2 twin 20-mm guns),  AVQ-126(V) radar

 

Modification A-7A A-7E

Wing span, m

11.80 11.80

Length, m

14.06 14.06

Height, m

4.93 4.93

Wings area, m2

34.83 34.83

Empty mass, kg

7214 8668

Full flying-off mass, kg

17237 19050
Engine 1 Pratt & Whitney TF30-P-8 1 Allison TF41-A-2

Force, kgf

5327 6553
Maximal speed, km/h 920 1102
Cruise speed, km/h 831 970
Flying range, km 4100 4604
Vertical speed, m/s    
Maximal altitude, m 16000 12800
Complement 1 1
Armament 2 20-mm guns, 6805  kg of combat load (2 227-kg hull points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 4 127-mm Zuni; 2 1587-kg and 4 1134-kg wing points with 2 Shrike ARM or 2 Standard-ARM ARM or 6 Maverick ASM or 2 Walleye guided bombs or 2 Mk28 or Mk61 nuclear bombs or 2 Mk57 nuclear depth charges or 6 Mk82 or 6 Mk84 guided bombs or 6 907-kg bombs or 12 340-kg bombs or 24 227-kg bombs or 4 GBU-12/46 bomb cassettes or 6 GBU-30/38 bomb cassettes or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 114 68-mm rockets or 24 127-mm Zuni rockets) 1 sixtuple 20-mm gun, 6805  kg of combat load (2 227-kg hull points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 4 127-mm Zuni; 2 1587-kg and 4 1134-kg wing points with 2 Shrike ARM or 2 Standard-ARM ARM or 6 Maverick ASM or 2 Walleye guided bombs or 6 Mk82 or 6 Mk84 guided bombs or 6 907-kg bombs or 12 340-kg bombs or 24 227-kg bombs or 4 GBU-12/46 bomb cassettes or 6 GBU-30/38 bomb cassettes or 24 Rockeye bomb cassettes or 114 68-mm rockets or 24 127-mm Zuni rockets or 2 twin 20-mm guns or 2 Harpoon ASM or 3 HARM ARM or 2 Skipper ASM or 2 Mk28 or B43 or Mk61 nuclear bombs or 2 Mk57 nuclear depth charges or 2 quadruple 30-mm guns)

A-7A Corsair II

A-7D Corsair II

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008