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Between 1967 and 1975, the United States Air Force ordered from Ling-Temco-Vought 5 YA-7D prototype aircraft and 454 production models.

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Here are the known production blocks, with serial numbers and known survivors.

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LTV A-7D (S/N 69-6195) assigned to the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. This aircraft was retired to AMARC on May 7, 1990 and sold as scrap on Jun 18, 1998.
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1972 Formation of LTV A-7Ds (S/N 69-6234, 70-0987, 69-6239 and 69-6235) of the 353d TFS/354th Tactical Fighter Wing, over Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, S.C.
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Prototype LTV YA-7K (S/N 73-1008) of the Arizona Air National Guard, taken after the end of its service with the 4450th Tactical Group in 1989. This aircraft was sent to AMARC on Aug 3, 1992.
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LTV A-7D (S/N 72-188) static display at Burnet, TX. The aircraft shows the markings of the 146th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Greater Pittsburgh IAP PA which retired the aircraft to AMARC on Nov 14, 1991.
  • Ling-Temco-Vought YA-7D-1-CV Corsair II
    67-14582 - 67-14586 (five Aircraft)
    • 67-14583 on display at Air Force Flight Test Center Museum Airpark, Edwards AFB, CA.
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-1-CV Corsair II
    68-8220 (one Aircraft) at Tomah Veterans Hospital, WI since 1994
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-2-CV Corsair II
    68-8221 - 68-8224 (four aircraft)
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-3-CV Corsair II
    69-6188 - 69-6196 (nine aircraft)
    • 69-6188 at March Field Museum, Riverside, CA Fall 2003
    • 68-6190 at Chanute AFB
    • 68-6192 on display at VFW-388 at Wausau, WI, marked as 70-0790
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-4-CV Corsair II
    69-6197 - 69-607 (11 aircraft)
    • 69-6200 was with National Warplane Museum, Genesco, NY. Noted Sep 2006 at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, Elmira, NY
    • 69- 6201 noted May 2006 on display at Connecticut Historical Aviation Collection (New England Air Museum), Windsor Locks, CT
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-5-CV Corsair II
    69-6208 - 69-6244 (37 aircraft)
    • 69-6229 on display at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
    • 69-6230 noted Oct 2005 in Buckley AFB Base Collection, Denver, CO
    • 69-6234 on display at England Air Park, Alexandria, LA
    • 69-6235 at Rickenbacker ANGB, OH.
    • 69-6242 at Buckley AFB, Aurora, CO
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-7-CV Corsair II
    70-0929 - 70-0968 (40 aircraft)
    • 70-0966 at Virginia Air Museum, Richmond Intl Apt, VA on loan from USAFM
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-8-CV Corsair II
    70-0969 - 70-1012 (44 aircraft)
    • 70-0970 at USAF Museum, OH
    • 70-0973 at Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.
    • 70-0998 on display at McClellan AFB
    • 70-1001 at Buckley AFB, Aurora, CO.
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-9-CV Corsair II
    70-1013 - 70-1056 (44 aircraft)
    • 70-1035 at McEntire ANGB, SC
    • 70-1039 converted to YA-7F. Now on display at Hill AFB, UT.
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-10-CV Corsair II
    71-0292 - 71-0335 (44 aircraft)
    • 71-0334 mounted on display at Altoona, Iowa.
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-11-CV Corsair II
    71-0336 - 71-0379 (44 aircraft)
    • 71-0342 at Miracle of America Museum and Pioneer Village, Polson, MT
    • 71-0344 converted to YA-7F. On display at Edwards AFB, CA
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-12-CV Corsair II
    72-0169 - 72-0217 (49 aircraft)
    • 72-0175 at Tinker AFB Air Park, OK.
    • 72-0178 at Springfield, OH airport, on ANG side.
    • 72-0188 on display at Burnet airport in Texas.
    • 72-0192 preserved at Sandston ANG Base, Richmond IAP, VA
    • 72-0213 at Iowa Aviation Museum, Greenfield, Iowa
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-13-CV Corsair II
    72-0218 - 72-0265 (48 aircraft)
    • 72-0240 preserved at 45th Infantry Division Museum, Oklahoma City, OK.
    • 72-0245 on display outside New Mexico ANG compound, Kirtland AFB, NM.
    • 72-0254 on display at Carroll, Iowa
    • 72-0261 at Selfridge Military Air Museum
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-14-CV Corsair II
    73-0992 - 73-1003 (12 aircraft)
    • 73-0996 on display at Wings over the Rockies Museum, CO.
    • 73-0999 at Rickenbacker AFS, OH
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-15-CV Corsair II
    73-1004 - 73-1015 (12 aircraft)
    • 73-1008 modified to prototype YA-7K. First flew Jan 1981.
    • 73-1009 on display at Mid America Air Museum, Liberal, KS
    • 73-1010 at Sportplex Park, Alexander City, AL
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-16-CV Corsair II
    74-1737 - 74-1760 (24 aircraft)
    • 74-1739 at South Dakota Air and Space Museum, Ellsworth AFB.
    • 74-1741 at Phoenix/Papago AAF, AZ
    • 74-1746 on display at entrance to Four Corners Regional Airport, Farmington, NM.
    • 74-1756 on display at 45th Infantry Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, marked as 72-0240
  • Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-17-CV Corsair II
    75-0386 - 75-0409 (24 aircraft)
    • 75-0394 is gate guard at Arizona ANG, Tucson, AZ
    • 75-0400 on pedestal outside Iowa ANG base at Des Moines, Iowa IAP
    • 75-0403 on permanent display at Camp Dodge - Johnston, Iowa
    • 75-0408 on display at Quonset Air Museum, Kingston, RI.

In addition, the USAF ordered 30 two-seat A-7K trainers for Air National Guard use based on the Block 17 A-7D design. The serials were as follows:

  • 79-0460 - 79-0471 (12 aircraft)
  • 80-0284 - 80-0295 (12 aircraft)
  • 81-0072 - 81-0077 (six aircraft)

No known A-7Ks were retained after their airframes were sent to the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC).

Beginning in 1990, A-7Ds began to be transferred to AMARC from Air National Guard units. A-7Ks began to be retired in 1991. By 1993 the fleet of A-7D/Ks were off the ANG rolls. Starting in 1998 the aircraft were removed from long-term storage and processed as scrap. All were off the AMARC inventory rolls by 2000.

USAF A-7D Losses

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  • 67-14586 (3246th Test Wing, ADTC, Eglin AFB, FL) had engine failure on take-off from Tallahassee Municipal Airport, Florida and made forced landing, December 1975, coming down largely intact. Airframe trucked to Eglin AFB, where it was either scrapped or became a target hulk.
  • 69-6198, 'LV', (4450th TG), lost power, caught fire and crashed into Midwest City, a suburb of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on August 8, 1985, pilot Maj. Dennis D. Nielson staying with aircraft as he attempted to steer it towards less-populous area before ejecting, but fighter impacted house, killing one, injuring one, one missing, said a United Press International report.[1] Second victim found on 9 August.[2]
  • 69-6207 (4450th TG) lost power while on cross-country flight. Pilot glided aircraft 30 mi in to Indianapolis but got bad information from ATC and came in with too steep a descent. Pilot ejected and aircraft struck a Ramada Inn at the airport, killing 9 on ground. Pilot absolved of any blame.
  • 70-0938 (354th TFW) w/o Dec 1973 in SEA
  • 70-0945 (354th TFW) shot down in Cambodia on May 25, 1973 (Capt Jeremiah Costello KIA)
  • 70-0949 (354th TFW) shot down over Laos on February 17, 1973 (Maj J J Gallagher Rescued)
  • 70-0968 w/o Jan 31, 1978 in Nevada
  • 70-1045 (180th TFW, 112th TFS, Ohio ANG) crashed May 17, 1991 during sortie from Moody AFB, GA.
  • 70-1050 destroyed in terrorist attack at Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 71-0300 w/o May 1, 1978 at Nellis AFB
  • 71-0305 (3rd TFS, 388th TFW) shot down near Phnom-Penh / Pochentong Airport Cambodia on May 4, 1973 (1Lt T L Dickens Rescued)
  • 71-0310 (353d Tactical Fighter Squadron, 354th TFW) one December 2, 1972 shot down during CSAR mission in Laos (Capt Anthony Shine KIA).
  • 71-0312 (353d TFS) mid-air collision with an FAC O-1 Bird Dog ove Laos on December 24, 1972, (Capt Charles Riess PoW)
  • 71-0316 (355th TFS) non-combat crash in Thailand on January 11, 1973 (Pilot Rescued)
  • 71-0328 (354th TFW) w/o Dec 23, 1973 in Thailand
  • 71-0346 w/o Aug 30, 1974, Singer
  • 71-0348 w/o Feb 7, 1978, Panama Canal Zone
  • 71-0351 w/o Sep 20, 1976, Cloverdale
  • 71-0355 w/o Oct 1977, Gila Bend AZ
  • 71-0372 w/o Aug 5, 1975, Indian Springs NV
  • 72-0172 (23rd TFW, 76th TFS) crashed Aug 27, 1975 on the Eglin AFB range during night training mission. Pilot killed.
  • 72-0173 (132nd TFW, 124th TFS, Iowa ANG) crashed Apr 4, 1989.
  • 72-0189 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 72-0207 w/o Oct 26, 1976, Mansfield OH
  • 72-0219 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 72-0221 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 72-0222 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 72-0263 w/o May 1, 1978, Nellis AFB NV
  • 73-0993 w/o in 1975
  • 73-0995 w/o Dec 9, 1977
  • 73-0998 w/o May 1, 1974
  • 73-1005 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 74-1748 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 74-1755 destroyed in terrorist attack on Muniz ANGB, Puerto Rico Jan 12, 1981
  • 75-0404 w/o Apr 1977 near Sioux City AP

References

  1. ^ Washington, D.C.: Washington Post, Friday, 9 August 1985, page A-2.
  2. ^ Washington, D.C.: Washington Post, Saturday, 10 August 1985, page A-4.
  • Baugher, Joe. USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to present. [1] Access date: 25 February 2007.
  • NSMAF Fact Sheet, A-7D, [2]
  • NSMAF Fact Sheet, A-7K, [3]