A-7 Corsair II

US Naval Aviator recalls when a fellow A-7 Corsair II pilot used a $40K AGM-62 Walleye to destroy a $2K broken-down pickup truck blocking a road intersection during the Vietnam War

US Naval Aviator recalls when a fellow A-7 Corsair II pilot used a $40K AGM-62 Walleye to destroy a $2K broken-down pickup truck blocking a road intersection during the Vietnam War

The AGM-62 Walleye Although designated an air-to-ground missile (AGM), the Martin Marietta AGM-62 Walleye was actually an unpowered glide bomb… Read More

3 weeks ago

US Navy A-7 pilot tells why naval aviators advance throttle to full power when they land on an aircraft carrier

Aircraft carrier landing operations It takes skills and nerves of ice for a US Navy pilot to take off and… Read More

3 months ago

US Naval Aviator tells the story of the A-7 pilot that ejected three times from the Corsair II, survived and returned to flight status

Ejection seat Most military aircraft are equipped with ejection seats to allow pilots to escape from damaged or malfunctioning airplanes.… Read More

3 months ago

A-7E Corsair II Vs AV-8B Harrier II: Which is the better attack aircraft? The unbiased perspective of a Navy A-7 pilot.

The A-7E Corsair II Developed to replace the legendary A-4, the A-7 Corsair II brought no significant advantage in speed… Read More

3 months ago

US Navy A-7 pilot recalls when he flew alone, at night into a formation of Soviet Tu-16 bombers to see if they were conducting a missile strike against his carrier

A lonely US Navy A-7 intercepting a formation of Soviet Tu-16 Badger bombers. Developed to meet a Soviet Ministry of… Read More

3 months ago

US Navy A-7 pilot recalls refueling every 30–40 minutes from USAF KC-135s during a Corsair II 5-ship TRANSPAC flight

TRANSPAC flight A transpacific (TRANSPAC) flight is the flight of an aircraft across the Pacific Ocean from Australasia, East and… Read More

4 months ago

US military pilots tell why an experienced fighter jock can’t fly a Cessna 172 without training

The Cessna 172 Skyhawk The Cessna 172 Skyhawk piston is the most popular single-engine aircraft ever built and has achieved… Read More

4 months ago

The A-7 missions during the Korean Tree Incident, the trimming of a tree in the DMZ that separated North and South Korea that nearly started a nuclear war

The A-7 Corsair II The A-7 Corsair II, built by LTV Aerospace Corporation (the same company that produced the venerable… Read More

8 months ago

Never underestimate your enemy: US Navy A-7 pilot recalls the mock dogfight he had against a Danish F-104 flying low and fast

‘I had the opportunity, in the late 70’s to tangle with an F-104 (Danish) down low and going pretty fast,… Read More

12 months ago

Former Blue Angels CO explains why the Team chose the A-4 Skyhawk over the F-14 Tomcat and the A-7 Corsair II to Replace the F-4 Phantom II

‘While we were doing this search for airplanes, a couple of squadrons were coming back from Vietnam and were being… Read More

12 months ago

A-7D Vs A-10: the forgotten fly off where the Warthog proved to be better than the SLUF as close air-support aircraft

The aim of the fly off was to evaluate whether the new YA-10 was sufficiently better than the A-7D to… Read More

1 year ago

US Navy A-7E Corsair II tanker pilot explains why air refueling at night is a challenge for a single-piloted tanker aircraft

‘When I was flying an A-7E configured with a buddy store tanking pod, the lowest I would go to catch… Read More

1 year ago

The Story of the Effective A-7 Iron Hand Mission that protected the Alpha Strike Launched on May 10, 1972 over North Vietnam

Each A-7 pilot fired one preemptive Shrike, but someone in the group, who had probably forgotten the pre-briefed plan, called… Read More

2 years ago

US Naval Aviator tells the story of when an A-7 pilot took off (and landed safely) with its Corsair II wings folded

‘I did fly with a Naval Aviator who had once taken off in the venerable A-7E with the wings folded.… Read More

2 years ago

Yes, it’s Gold! Iowa ANG F-16A static display gets an all-gold paint scheme to celebrate ANG history

Last week the Iowa Air National Guard unveiled a historic fighter jet of their own; a retro 50th anniversary, down… Read More

2 years ago