a 7 corsair ii


This is a photo of a Vought A-7E Corsair II, BuNo 160552 of VA-72, parked on the flight deck of the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67. The aircraft bears a desert camouflage paint scheme and is assigned to the commander and deputy commander of Carrier Air Wing 3 (CVW-3). The camels painted beneath the aircraft’s canopy indicate the number of combat missions flown by its pilot during Operation Desert Storm. Note the name Capt “CAG” White on the side of the cockpit.
March 1991
National Naval Aviation Museum Photograph Collection

LTV A-7 Corsair II

The A-7 Corsair was based on the successful Vought F-8 Crusader fighter, having a similar configuration, but shorter and more stubby, with a rounded nose. From 1967 to 1971, a total of 27 Navy squadrons took delivery of four different A-7A/B/C/E models.

A-7E Corsair II aircraft assigned to Light Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) which is on board the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) refuels from an Air Foce KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft while on a training flight during the cease-fire between coalition and Iraqi forces following Operation Desert Storm. 3/14/1991

(U.S. Navy photo)


An A-7E Corsair II aircraft lands on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) at sunset, 1988.