A-7E Corsair II

The Corsair II both entered and retired from service in combat, the A-7A flying in Vietnam beginning in 1968 and the A-7E logging the aircraft’s final operational missions during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.  The museum’s aircraft participated in the latter action, delivering ordnance over Iraq and Kuwait, including the first strikes against Baghdad on the opening night of the air war.  With the airplane’s gaping jet intake located on the underside of the fuselage, carrier flight deck personnel had to be extra careful working around it when its engine was operating. Read More