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
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
Two Vought A-7B Corsair II’s from Attack Squadron VA-215 “Barn Owls” in flight. VA-215 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 19 (CVW-19) aboard USS Oriskany (CVA-34) for a deployment to Vietnam from May to December 1971. 1971. USN Photo. 1971.
An air-to-air front view of a A-7K Corsair II aircraft from the 132nd Tactical Fighter Wing, Iowa Air National Guard and the 124th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Arizona Air National Guard, en route to Chitose Air Base for Exercise Cope North ‘88-3.
An A-7E Corsair II aircraft from the carrier Independence (CV 62) pictured refueling with an EA-3B Skywarrior of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1 off the carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) over the Mediterranean Sea, circa 1978.