The A-7D on display at Dayton was flown by Maj. Colin A. Clarke on a nine-hour rescue support mission in Southeast Asia for which he received the Air Force Cross, the USAF’s second highest award for valor in combat. Following postwar use by the Colorado Air National Guard, it was flight delivered to the museum in January 1992. (Information via NMUSAF)


A-7D on display at the NMUSAF


A-7D Bibliography

“Vulcan Gun for A-7D” Aviation Week & Space Technology June 5, 1967 p.72

Photo: “USAF/LTV Aerospace A-7D” Aviation Week & Space Technology July 1, 1968 front cover

“USAF A-7D Carries Variety of Ordnance” Aviation Week & Space Technology July 1, 1968 p.20-21 4 photos

Photo: “A-7D Corsair Tested with Maverick Missiles” Aviation Week & Space Technology June 1, 1970 p.53

“A-7D Refueling System Tested” Aviation Week & Space Technology June 8, 1970 p.57 3 photos

Art Hanley “Four For One: The Genesis of Vought’s A-7X Strikefighter” Airpower January 1987 p.12-25 16 illustrations

Joe Cupido “A-7 Update” Air Forces Monthly July 1988 p.15-18 12 photos

David F. Brown “Sluf” Air Forces Monthly May 1992 p.20-27 18 photos

Andy McCabe “LTV A-7D SLUFF” Scale Aviation Modeller International January 2005 A review of the 1/72 Italeri kit.

Geoff Pike “Vought A-7D Corsair II” Scale Aviation Modeller International August 2008 Review of the 1/72 Hobbyboss kit and Eduard mask set.

Angel Exposito “A Shark SLUF from England” Model Aircraft March 2017 Building a sharkmouthed 23rd TFW A-7D from the 1/72 Fujimi kit. This issue also has a page of A-7D walk-around images

John W.R. Taylor, Gordon Swanborough  Military Aircraft of the World Ian Allen, 1971 Front cover: photo of a well-armed A-7D as seen from a tanker’s boom pod.


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