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Corsair II
Ling-Temco-Vought YA-7F "Corsair II" S/N 70-1039
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Ling-Temco-Vought YA-7F "Corsair II"
S/N 70-1039

Crew:   One
Engine:   One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 turbofan; 26,000 lbs thrust
Wingspan:   38 ft 9 in
Length:   50 ft 1/2 in
Height:   16 ft 11 in
Weight:   empty: 23,068 lbs; max: 46,000 lbs
Speed:   max: Mach 1.2 at 40,000 ft
Range:   max: 2,302 miles (w/ four 300 gallon external tanks)
Service Ceiling:   55,000 ft
Armament:   One M61A1 20mm rotary cannon; over 17,000 lbs external ordnance 
Cost:   unavailable

This YA-7F, S/N 70-1039, was originally manufactured as an A-7D-9 by the Vought Aeronautics Division of LTV Aerospace Corporation in Grand Prairie, Texas, and delivered to the USAF on January 18, 1972. It was assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing of the Tactical Air Command at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.

In January 1973 it was transferred to the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing (TAC) at Myrtle Beach AFB, North Carolina. The aircraft was assigned to the Air National Guard in January 1977, going to the 132nd Tactical Fighter Wing in Des Moines, Iowa. Then in March 1978 it was transferred to the Oklahoma Air Guard, flying with the 125th Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 138th Tactical Fighter Group in Tulsa.

In July 1987 it went back to the Iowa Air Guard and the 132nd TFW in Des Moines. That December it was returned to the LTV plant at Hensley Field (Naval Air Station Dallas) in Grand Prairie, Texas, for modification into its current configuration as one of two YA-7F prototypes.

Following extensive modification, in April 1990 the aircraft was ferried to the 6510th Test Wing (Air Force Systems Command) at Edwards AFB, California, for flight test and evaluation. The plane was gained by the USAF Museum System in August 1991 and assigned to Hill Aerospace Museum for static display. The other YA-7F aircraft (S/N 71-0344) is now on static display at Edwards AFB.

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