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Can the A-7's get some love!

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A-7 is getting super High-Def 1080p treatment from the Mirage Factory. The E is now 95% complete and I have started skinning the D.

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Hey, The A-7 to me is a great ac! I use her a lot of the time I wish there was a campaing featuring her! I do a lot of single strike missions with the 'Super' variant. I wish she could carry a little more weight. But I really enjoy putting her thru her paces! :good:

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Hey, The A-7 to me is a great ac! I use her a lot of the time I wish there was a campaing featuring her! I do a lot of single strike missions with the 'Super' variant. I wish she could carry a little more weight. But I really enjoy putting her thru her paces! :good:

 

The Operation Thunderhead 1986 Campaign I am doing for the Libya map has 4 flyable A-7E units!

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PoAF A-7P and TA-7P Corsairs :biggrin:

 

 

 

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(This one is the "White Dove"....still in USN painting and markings overall)

 

 

How could i possibly miss this topic?!? I just luv the SLUFF!!!

Workhorse of the PoAF for almost 20yr....

 

SLUFF RULES!!! :clapping:

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Didn't the A-7 actually have a better power:weight ratio than the F-8? I never understood why people called the A-7 ugly. I allways thought it was elegant in it's simplicity, and I liked the solid, clean lines. If I was gonna fly an attack airplane off a carrier, I think the A-7 would be one of my first choices.

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Didn't the A-7 actually have a better power:weight ratio than the F-8? I never understood why people called the A-7 ugly. I allways thought it was elegant in it's simplicity, and I liked the solid, clean lines. If I was gonna fly an attack airplane off a carrier, I think the A-7 would be one of my first choices.

 

 

I think all planes are georgeouse. no exeptions.....well maybe cesnas :dntknw:

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I think all planes are georgeouse. no exeptions.....well maybe cesnas :dntknw:

 

whoa-ho! I think we should start an "ugliet airplane" thread to prove that there are planes WAY uglier than cessnas.

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I confess that I stopped playing with it for some time...

BTW,why there is the A-7?

The F-8 is poor for strike or ground attack missions?

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I remember being in the 7th grade and being out in front of the school and a flight of 4 doing a break overhead. I thought that was a cool plane. They must have been USAF birds cause we don't have any. We had low level training airspace in nrothern New Brunswick at the time.

 

I also remember a Time Life book I think, it was a big picture book on the Vietnam war and they showed a A-7 and the pop up manouver to hit its target.

 

Stuff you remember from when you were a kid.

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Corsair's are a bit like my Dad, short and fat, not as fast as they'd like to be but totally dependable and capable of flattening most targets!... :angel:

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A twin-engined A-7? I don't remember that, but I do remember the A-7F w/afterburner.

I can't imagine how a twinned A-7 would work. The rear fuselage would be a mess!

 

Oh, and Nicky, did your dad ever have the nickname SLUF? :grin:

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Actually, I remember that picture!!!

 

Yep, just looked it up. In Janes All The World Aircraft, 78-79, page 449.

 

From the text:

 

VOUGHT V-529D

 

"Vought has proposed a twin-engined development of the A-7E to the US Navy. The single TF41 engine of the current A-7E would be replaced by two GE F404 turbojets, each producing approx 16000lb st. Structural changes to accommodate this new power plant would include an increase of (1 ft, 8 in) in fuselage length to provide static balance, a local fuselage width increase of (2 ft 5 in), and a new aft fuselage structure with bifurcated duct."

 

I'll see if I can scan in the picture later.

 

Also, found out about an alternative to this proposal...using a single F101 engine!!!!! That jet would have been HOT!

 

FastCargo

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