A-7 Corsair II


The Vought A-7 Corsair II first deployed to Vietnam aboard the USS Ranger in December 1967. It was powered by an 11,350-pound thrust TF30 turbofan and had a maximum speed of 679 mph, a range of 700 miles, and an ordnance capacity of 20,000 pounds. A later version, the A-7E, which entered combat in 1970, had a 15,000-pound thrust Allison TF41 engine and a 20mm M61 Vulcan rapid-fire cannon. Its weapons delivery system was highly accurate, and the A-7 was particularly useful in attacking the Ho Chi Minh Trail and making night assaults on Hanoi and Haiphong.

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