LTV A-7 Corsair II by RAZBAM

manufacture: LTV
model: A-7 Corsair II
class: military
Project is add-on for: MSFS X only
Developer: RAZBAM
Release date: January 2011
License: Payware
Project home site: http://www.razbam.org/ltv_a7_corsair_ii.html
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Description

The Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II is a carrier-based subsonic light attack aircraft introduced to replace the United States Navy's A-4 Skyhawk, initially entering service during the Vietnam War. The Corsair was later adopted by the United States Air Force, to include the Air National Guard, to replace the A-1 Skyraider, F-100 Super Sabre and F-105 Thunderchief. The aircraft was also exported to Greece in the 1970s, and Portugal and Thailand in the late 1980s. The A-7 airframe design was based on the successful supersonic F-8 Crusader produced by Chance Vought. It was one of the first combat aircraft to feature a head-up display (HUD), an inertial navigation system (INS), and a turbofan engine.

General Characteristics (A-7E)

Crew: 1

Length: 46 ft 1.5 in (14.06 m)

Wingspan: 38 ft 9 in (11.81 m)

Height: 16 ft 0.75 in (4.90 m)

Wing area: 375 ft² (34.8 m²)

Empty weight: 19,490 lb (8,840 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 42,000 lb (19,050 kg)

Powerplant: 1× Allison TF41-A-2 turbofan, 14,500 lbf (64.5 kN)

Performance

Maximum speed: 600 knots (698 mph, 1,123 km/h) ; at sea level

Combat radius: 621 nmi (700 mi, 1,127 km)

Ferry range: 2,485 nmi (2,860 mi, 4,600 km) ; with external fuel tanks

Wing loading: 77.4 lb/ft² (379 kg/m²)

Thrust/weight: 0.50

Armament

Guns: 1× 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan 6-barreled gatling cannon with 1,030 rounds

Hardpoints: 6× under-wing plus 2× fuselage pylon stations (for mounting AIM-9 Sidewinder AAMs only) holding up to 15,000 lb (6,800 kg) of payload.

Rockets: 4× LAU-10 rocket pods (each with 4× 127 mm Mk 32 Zuni rockets)

Missiles:

Air-to-air missiles: 2× AIM-9 Sidewinder

Air-to-surface missiles:

+ 2× AGM-45 Shrike Anti-radiation missile (ARM); or

+ 2× AGM-62 Walleye TV-guided Glide bomb; or

+ 2× AGM-65 Maverick; or

+ 2× AGM-88 HARM; or

+ 2× GBU-8 electro-optically guided Glide bomb

Bombs: Up to 30× 500 lb (227 kg) Mark 82 bombs or any combination of the following;

o Mark 80 series of unguided bombs (including 3 kg and 14 kg practice bombs)

o Paveway series of laser-guided bombs

o Up to 4× B28 nuclear bomb/B57 nuclear bomb/B61 nuclear bombs

Others:

o up to 4 × 300/330/370 US Gallon drop tanks (pylon station No. 1,3,6 & 8 are wet plumbed) for ferry flight/extended range/loitering time.

o Often carried a hose and drogue type Buddy Store in addition to drop tanks for use as a tanker aircraft.

Avionics

Texas Instruments AN/APQ-126 terrain following radar

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