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LTV A-7D Corsair II

LTV A-7D Corsair II

Ling-Temco-Vought created the A-7 to meet a US Navy requirement for an attack aircraft to replace the A-4 Skyhawk. The A-7 inherited much of its design from Vought’s supersonic F-8 Crusader fighter.

LTV proposed its A-7 to the Air Force as an attack aircraft to replace the A-1 Skyraider and F-100 Super Sabre. The D-model of the A-7 was built to the Air Force’s requirements, incorporating many advanced systems, including a more powerful engine, a heads-up display (HUD) that projected flight information onto the windscreen, a computerized navigation and bombing system, and a 20 mm rotary cannon.

After extensive service during the Vietnam War, the Air Force turned over most of its A-7Ds to Air National Guard units.

The A-7D Corsair II on display at Wings Over the Rockies went directly from the factory to the 120th Tactical Fighter Squadron of the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Tactical Fighter Wing in 1974. During its 18 year career with the Guard, it participated in many exercises and deployments. During a deployment to the Netherlands in 1976, the airplane was named Speedwell to celebrate the friendship between the Colorado Air National Guard and the town hosting them. Speedwell was the name of the ship that took Dutch Pilgrims to Plymouth, England, for their trip to America in 1620. In 1981, the squadron won the Air Force Worldwide Gunnery Competition (nicknamed Gunsmoke).

The aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the US Air Force.

Aircraft specifications:
Wingspan: 38 ft 8 in (11.8 m)
Length: 46 ft 1 in (14 m)
Maximum speed: 663 mph (1,067 km/h)
Maximum weight: 39,325 lb (17,838 kg)
Crew: One
Engine: Allison TF-41A turbofan
Thrust: 14,250 lbf (63.4 kN)

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Upcoming Events

Saturday Dec 3
9:30AM TO 12:30PM
Exploration of Flight

Breakfast Fly-In

Breakfast Fly-In
Saturday, Dec 3 | 9:30AM to 12:30PM

Join Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight for monthly fly-ins featuring planes, pilots and breakfast!

On the first Saturday of every month, enjoy breakfast from a local food truck, watch aircraft fly in and explore interactive exhibits and simulators.

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Featured Food Truck in December: Cruz In & Eat

Please note: Food purchases are not included in admission.

Pilots – Fly in for free breakfast! For tie-down space, contact Flight@WingsMuseum.org or 303.360.5360 ext 160.

*Weather permitting

Tuesday Dec 6

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day
Tuesday, Dec 6

Help Wings reach new heights this Colorado Gives Day!

Your gift will help support our educational programming and student learners, engaging exhibits, aircraft restoration and more!

Donate now! All support through December 6th counts towards Colorado Gives Day and the incentive fund. All participating Colorado Gives Day nonprofits earn a percentage of the fund. Visit our Colorado Gives Day Page or donate below.

Saturday Dec 10
10:00AM TO 2:00PM
Air & Space Museum

Cockpit Demo Day

Cockpit Demo Day
Saturday, Dec 10 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Get an up close look inside select aircraft at the museum and learn all about the history of the aircraft, instruments and controls!

Featured Aircraft in December:

  • North American F-100 Super Sabre
  • Martin EB-57
  • Alexander Eaglerock
  • Bede BD-5 (WC)
  • Cessna U-3A

 

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