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USN & USAF Vought A7 Corsair II carrier based interceptor and attack fighter

The Vought A7 Corsair has been replaced by McDonnell Douglas US Navy F/A-18 Hornet Fighter. The US Navy wanted a light-attack, carrier -based aircraft to replace the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk . It had to carry a larger ordnance payload over a greater combat area. In March 1964 Vought won the contract. It first went into combat operations over Vietnam  in December of that year 1967. As the USN A-7 was in development, the USAF  evaluated the design and determined that it met a US Army  demand for a dedicated close air support  aircraft. On 5 November  1965  the USAF announced that it would purchase a version of the A-7, designated the A-7D, for Tactical Air Command . The A-7D differed in engine, systems, and armament from the Navy's initial A-7A and A-7B models. The first prototype flew on 6 April  1968 , and the A-7D entered service in 1970 . The USAF also purchased and upgraded version for a close support role. The US Navy Corsair II’s had two 20 mm Colt Mk 12 cannon  with 250 rounds per gun but later this was changed to a single 20 mm M61 Vulcan  weapon Gatling gun  with 1,030 rounds of ammunition. The Vought A-7 Corsair’s ordnance on six wing pylons; two fuselage pylons normally including two AIM-9 Sidewinders  on fuselage side rails for self-defense. It carried a wide range of general-purpose bombs , AGM-65 Maverick, AGM-62 Walleyerocket pods, Paveway  laser-guided bombs and GBU-15 electro-optical glide bomb.

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