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
The A-7 offered a plethora of leading-edge avionics compared to contemporary
aircraft. This included data link capabilities that, among other features,
provided fully "hands-off" carrier landing capability when used in conjunction
with its approach power compensator (APC) or auto throttle. Other notable and
highly advanced equipment was a projected map display located just below the
radar scope. The map display was slaved to the inertial navigation system and
provided a high-resolution map image of the aircraft's position superimposed
over TPC/JNC charts. Moreover, when slaved to the all-axis auto pilot, the
inertial navigation system could fly the aircraft "hands off" to up to nine
individual way points. Typical inertial drift was minimal for newly manufactured
models and the inertial measurement system accepted fly over, radar, and TACAN
Production of Corsairs continued through 1984, yielding a total of 1,569
aircraft built. The A-7 Corsair has the distinction of being the only United
States single seat jet fighter-bomber of the 1960s that was designed, built, and
deployed directly into the Vietnam War.
A-7D Corsair II:
Version built for the USAF, with one Allison TF41-A-1 turbofan, and a single 20
mm M61 Vulcan gatling cannon; AN/APN-153 navigational radar in earlier models is
replaced by AN/APN-185 navigational radar, AN/APQ-116 terrain following radar in
earlier A-7B/C is replaced by AN/APQ-126 terrain following radar; 459 built.
A-7E Corsair II
Naval carrier-capable equivalent of the A-7D; AN/APN-185 navigational radar in
earlier A-7D is replaced by AN/APN-190 navigational radar, AN/APQ-126 terrain
following radar in earlier A-7D is replaced by AN/APQ-128 terrain following
radar; 529 built.
RAZBAM A-7E, A-7H and A-7D Corsair II for FSX
Highly detailed exterior and interior models, very comprehensive representation
of cockpit systems which include:
- Tactical Navigation Computer
- Detailed and comprehensive navigation instruments
- Faithfull representation of the HSI gauge
- A/G Radaar with up to 6 modes representations within FSX limits(Air to ground
ranging, Beacon mode, Ground Mapping, Pencil mode & Terrain Advoidance)
- Projected Map set, with 4 modes and 2 ranges set
- Complete representation of the armament panel, with working armament stations,
fuzing, selection, weapon delivery modes , quantity selection in 2 different
- Detailed representation of the aircraft´s HUD.
- Detailed electrical and hydraulic systems and panels
- Detailed fuel panel
- Simulated Oxigen system
- Detailed cockpit and exterior lights
- Detailed Armament Station Control Unit (ASCU)
- Accurate weapon loadouts controlled by the ASCU
- HIghly detailed exterior representation of A-7E, A-7H and A-7D which include:
- Working carrier catapult shuttle (A-7E)
- Working Tail hook
- Working wingfold action
- Accurate external loadouts controled by the ASCU
- Dropable ordnance in free flight´s with multiple ordnance release options
(ordnance in freeflight is a visual effect due to FSX limitations)
- Accurate aircraft lights
- Accurate and detailed schemes.
- VA-72 Blue Hawks, Operation Desert Storm
- VA-94 Shrikes
- VA-15 Valions
- VA-122 in Bicentennial Commemorative Scheme
- 354Th TFW Linebacker Campaign
- 174Th TFS, 185Th TFG Sioux City ANG
- 149Th, Virginia ANG
- 336 Sq, 116Th Figther Wing, Araxos Air Base
- 335 A-7E,116th Figther Wing ,Tiger scheme "Archangel" Air Show, 2005
- Ordnance weight now affects the model´s
performance , weight is active now.
-"Live" ordnance in free flight, you can use your custom combat load out and
"use" the ordnance in free flights.
-revised avionics, HUD modes, more accurate CCIP mode, depending on ordnance.
IF you have repaints installed, be advised, the upgraded version installation
will override the aircraft.cfg file BACK UP 1ST PRIOR TO INSTALL THIS UPGRADE
.-"Live" ordnance in free flight, you can use your custom combat load out and "use" the ordnance in free flights.
.-revised avionics, HUD modes, more accurate CCIP mode, depending on ordnance in the A-7P variant