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Between 1967 and 1975, the United States Air Force ordred from Ling-Temco-Vought 5 YA-7D prototype aircraft and 454 production models.

Here are the known production blocks, with serial numbers and known survivors.

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  • Ling-Temco-Vought YA-7D-1-CV Corsair II
    67-14582 - 67-14586 (five Aircraft)
    • 67-14583 on display at Air Force Flight Test Center Museum Airpark, Edwards AFB, CA.
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-1-CV Corsair II
    68-8220 (one Aircraft) at Tomah Veterans Hospital, WI since 1994
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-2-CV Corsair II
    68-8221 - 68-8224 (four aircraft)
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-3-CV Corsair II
    69-6188 - 69-6196 (nine aircraft)
    • 69-6188 at March Field Museum, Riverside, CA Fall 2003
    • 68-6190 at Chanute AFB
    • 68-6192 on display at VFW-388 at Wausau, WI, marked as 70-0790
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-4-CV Corsair II
    69-6197 - 69-607 (11 aircraft)
    • 69-6200 was with National Warplane Museum, Genesco, NY. Noted Sep 2006 at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, Elmira, NY
    • 69- 6201 noted May 2006 on display at Connecticut Historical Aviation Collection (New England Air Museum), Windsor Locks, CT
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-5-CV Corsair II
    69-6208 - 69-6244 (37 aircraft)
    • 69-6229 on display at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
    • 69-6230 noted Oct 2005 in Buckley AFB Base Collection, Denver, CO
    • 69-6234 on display at England Air Park, Alexandria, LA
    • 69-6235 at Rickenbacker ANGB, OH.
    • 69-6242 at Buckley AFB, Aurora, CO
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-7-CV Corsair II
    70-0929 - 70-0968 (40 aircraft)
    • 70-0966 at Virginia Air Museum, Richmond Intl Apt, VA on loan from USAFM
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-8-CV Corsair II
    70-0969 - 70-1012 (44 aircraft)
    • 70-0970 at USAF Museum, OH
    • 70-0973 at Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.
    • 70-0998 on display at McClellan AFB
    • 70-1001 at Buckley AFB, Aurora, CO.
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-9-CV Corsair II
    70-1013 - 70-1056 (44 aircraft)
    • 70-1035 at McEntire ANGB, SC
    • 70-1039 converted to YA-7F. Now on display at Hill AFB, UT.
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-10-CV Corsair II
    71-0292 - 71-0335 (44 aircraft)
    • 71-0334 mounted on display at Altoona, Iowa.
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-11-CV Corsair II
    71-0336 - 71-0379 (44 aircraft)
    • 71-0342 at Miracle of America Museum and Pioneer Village, Polson, MT
    • 71-0344 converted to YA-7F. On display at Edwards AFB, CA
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-12-CV Corsair II
    72-0169 - 72-0217 (49 aircraft)
    • 72-0175 at Tinker AFB Air Park, OK.
    • 72-0178 at Springfield, OH airport, on ANG side.
    • 72-0188 on display at Burnet airport in Texas.
    • 72-0192 preserved at Sandston ANG Base, Richmond IAP, VA
    • 72-0213 at Iowa Aviation Museum, Greenfield, Iowa
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-13-CV Corsair II
    72-0218 - 72-0265 (48 aircraft)
    • 72-0240 preserved at 45th Infantry Division Museum, Oklahoma City, OK.
    • 72-0245 on display outside New Mexico ANG compound, Kirtland AFB, NM.
    • 72-0254 on display at Carroll, Iowa
    • 72-0261 at Selfridge Military Air Museum
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-14-CV Corsair II
    73-0992 - 73-1003 (12 aircraft)
    • 73-0996 on display at Wings over the Rockies Museum, CO.
    • 73-0999 at Rickenbacker AFS, OH
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-15-CV Corsair II
    73-1004 - 73-1015 (12 aircraft)
    • 73-1008 modified to prototype YA-7K. First flew Jan 1981.
    • 73-1009 on display at Mid America Air Museum, Liberal, KS
    • 73-1010 at Sportplex Park, Alexander City, AL
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-16-CV Corsair II
    74-1737 - 74-1760 (24 aircraft)
    • 74-1739 at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Ellsworth AFB.
    • 74-1741 at Phoenix/Papago AAF, AZ
    • 74-1746 on display at entrance to Four Corners Regional Airport, Farmington, NM.
    • 74-1756 on display at 45th Infantry Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, marked as 72-0240
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-17-CV Corsair II
    75-0386 - 75-0409 (24 aircraft)
    • 75-0394 is gate guard at Arizona ANG, Tucson, AZ
    • 75-0400 on pedestal outside Iowa ANG base at Des Moines, Iowa IAP
    • 75-0403 on permanent display at Camp Dodge - Johnston, Iowa
    • 75-0408 on display at Quonset Air Museum, Kingston, RI.

In addition, the USAF ordered 30 two-seat A-7K trainers for Air National Guard use based on the Block 17 A-7D design. The serials were as follows:

  • 79-0460 - 79-0471 (12 aircraft)
  • 80-0284 - 80-0295 (12 aircraft)
  • 81-0072 - 81-0077 (six aircraft)

No known A-7Ks were retained after their airframes were sent to the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC).

Beginning in 1990, A-7Ds began to be transferred to AMARC from Air National Guard units. A-7Ks began to be retired in 1991. By 1993 the fleet of A-7D/Ks were off the ANG rolls. Starting in 1998 the aircraft were removed from long-term storage and processed as scrap. All were off the AMARC inventory rolls by 2000.

USAF A-7D Losses Edit

  • 69-6207 (4450th TG) lost power while on cross-country flight. Pilot glided aircraft 30 mi in to Indianapolis but got bad information from ATC and came in with too steep a descent. Pilot ejected and aircraft struck a Ramada Inn at the airport, killing 9 on ground. Pilot absolved of any blame.
  • 70-0938 (354th TFW) w/o Dec 1973 in SEA
  • 70-0945 (354th TFW) shot down in Cambodia on May 25, 1973 (Capt Jeremiah Costello KIA)
  • 70-0949 (354th TFW) shot down over Laos on February 17, 1973 (Maj J J Gallagher Rescued)
  • 70-0968 w/o Jan 31, 1978 in Nevada
  • 70-1045 (180th TFW, 112th TFS, Ohio ANG) crashed May 17, 1991 during sortie from Moody AFB, GA.
  • 70-1050 destroyed in terrorist attack at Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 71-0300 w/o May 1, 1978 at Nellis AFB
  • 71-0305 (3rd TFS, 388th TFW) shot down near Phnom-Penh / Pochentong Airport Cambodia on May 4, 1973 (1Lt T L Dickens Rescued)
  • 71-0310 (353d Tactical Fighter Squadron, 354th TFW) one December 2, 1972 shot down during CSAR mission in Laos (Capt Anthony Shine KIA).
  • 71-0312 (353d TFS) mid-air collision with an FAC O-1 Bird Dog ove Laos on December 24, 1972, (Capt Charles Riess PoW)
  • 71-0316 (355th TFS) non-combat crash in Thailand on January 11, 1973 (Pilot Rescued)
  • 71-0328 (354th TFW) w/o Dec 23, 1973 in Thailand
  • 71-0346 w/o Aug 30, 1974, Singer
  • 71-0348 w/o Feb 7, 1978, Panama Canal Zone
  • 71-0351 w/o Sep 20, 1976, Cloverdale
  • 71-0355 w/o Oct 1977, Gila Bend AZ
  • 71-0372 w/o Aug 5, 1975, Indian Springs NV
  • 72-0172 (23rd TFW, 76th TFS) crashed Aug 27, 1975 on the Eglin AFB range during night training mission. Pilot killed.
  • 72-0173 (132nd TFW, 124th TFS, Iowa ANG) crashed Apr 4, 1989.
  • 72-0189 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 72-0207 w/o Oct 26, 1976, Mansfield OH
  • 72-0219 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 72-0221 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 72-0222 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 72-0263 w/o May 1, 1978, Nellis AFB NV
  • 73-0993 w/o in 1975
  • 73-0995 w/o Dec 9, 1977
  • 73-0998 w/o May 1, 1974
  • 73-1005 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 74-1748 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 74-1755 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 75-0404 w/o Apr 1977 near Sioux City AP

References Edit

  • Baugher, Joe. USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to present. [1] Access date: 25 February 2007.
  • NSMAF Fact Sheet, A-7D, [2]
  • NSMAF Fact Sheet, A-7K, [3]

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