Hill Goodspeed, Author at NNAM

Hill Goodspeed

A Closer Look: The A-7 Corsair II

First Flight: The A-7 Corsair II’s first flight occurred on September 27, 1965.   Performance: The airplane was designed to replace the A-4 Skyhawk as Naval Aviation’s front-line light attack airplane.  Although it provided no significant improvement in speed (693 M.P.H. vs. 673 M.P.H.) over the A-4, it could carry a heavier bomb load and boasted a longer