Century Wings, Wings of Heros
|Length||19.5 cm||7.7 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||16.4 cm||6.5 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Opening Canopy
- Removable crew figurines
- Optional ordnance
- Display stand included.
Herpa CW001632 – 1/72 Scale LTV A-7D Corsair II, USAF
Herpa diecast model CW001632 replicates in 1/72 scale the Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) A-7D Corsair II of tail code EL/218, 75th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS), 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW), United States Air Forces (USAF), England AFB, Lousiana, USA, circa the 1970s.
75th Tactical Fighter Squadron, USAAF
On 17 December 1941, the AVG 2nd Fighter Squadron disbanded and replaced by 75th Pursuit Squadron (later designated 75th TFS) part of the 23rd FG, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). The unit operated the A-7 Corsair II from 1972 until 2007 when it changed to the A-10 Thunderbolt II which it still flys today.
LTV A-7 Corsair II
The Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) A-7 Corsair II is a carrier-capable single-seat, single-engine subsonic light attack aircraft, based on the Vought F-8 Crusader. Developed for the US Navy, it also served with the USAF, ANG, and exported. The first flight took place on September 26, 1965, entering service in February 1967, making its combat debut in December 1967 over North Vietnam. Both the USAF and USN retired their last examples in 1991, the ANG in 1993 and the Hellenic Air Force, the last operator, in 2014. Manufactured in several variants, including some two-seat versions, production ended in 1984 with 1,545 built.
Airframe construction is mainly of aluminium alloy, a semi-monocoque fuselage with the engine air intake in the nose. The cantilevered swept-back wings are shoulder-mounted and fold for storage. The tail assembly is a conventional swept-back design with a single-fin and all-moving tailplane. The undercarriage is a retractable tricycle type.
The A-7 is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney TF30 or Allison TF41 licensed developed Rolls-Royce Spey, axial-flow turbofan engines. Giving the A-7E a maximum speed of 1,100 km/h (690 mph), a service ceiling of 13,106 m (42,999 ft) and range of 1,981 km (1,232 mi).
Armament consisted of two Colt Mark 12 20-millimetre cannon, one on either side of the engine air intake, later changed to one M61A1 Vulcan 20-mm cannon. Eight external hardpoints able to carry up to 6,800 KG (15,000lb) of stores; three under each wing and two on the fuselage. Ordnance included; air to air, air to ground and anti-radiation missiles, guided, unguided and nuclear bombs, mission-specific pods and drop tanks.