A-7E Corsair II

These photos were taken by Hawk

Descriptions by Kelly Voyles

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Photos directly below were taken an A-7E Corsair II from the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida.

The 22 photos directly below were taken by Hawk

starboard side with AR probe extended.New pilots learning air to
air refueling really take a toll on that stbd.quarter panel windscreen!
right hand wing sta.8 with TER and dummy MK.82's. Of
interest, although it doesn't show up well in the photo, is wings used only one actuating cylinder to raise and lower the outer wing panel.The actuating cyl. is located fwd,close to leading edge. Wing locking cylinders are
located fwd. and aft. in wing butt.
good view of the "maneater/sailor inhaler". It is roughly 30ft. from lip of intake to front of fan. good view of the "maneater/sailor inhaler". It is roughly 30ft. from lip of intake to front of fan.

 

 

nose strut and launch bar.cylinder to left of strut is Nose gear
steering cylinder. Launch bars were changed out every 100 cat shots.
object in lower right of photo is the AOA vane.Seat is the newer
Stencil SJA-8 that were retrofitted, replacing the old IG-2 seats.
port side looking aft.Aero-1D drop tank on sta.3.300 gal capacity.
port side wing butt. see #2

 

tail end of the Corsair.Not much to add except that Vought referred to the horizontal stabs as UHT's.Unit,Horizontal Tail.These moved
together,unlike newer a/c such as the F-14 and F/A-18.
tail end of the Corsair.Not much to add except that Vought referred to the horizontal stabs as UHT's.Unit,Horizontal Tail.These moved
together,unlike newer a/c such as the F-14 and F/A-18.
tail end of the Corsair. Not much to add except that Vought referred to the horizontal stabs as UHT's. Unit, Horizontal Tail.These moved
together, unlike newer a/c such as the F-14 and F/A-18.
tail end of the Corsair.Not much to add except that Vought referred to the horizontal stabs as UHT's.Unit,Horizontal Tail.These moved
together,unlike newer a/c such as the F-14 and F/A-18.

 

port side wheel well detail.  This.Photo  shows gear
arrangement,smallest strut is MLG actuating cylinder,driving gear forward
into well.
port side wheel well detail.This photo shows the left gear well, looking forward . behind the link
coming down, is hydraulic system one accumulator,below that accum.,the hand
pump was mounted to the fwd.bulkhd.It was used to pump hyd.pressure to the
wingfold and other utilities without powering up a/c.
port side wheel well detail.This photo shows cap to
hook up external hyd.system for op-checking hydraulic system #1 components.

 

gun gas purge door for 20MM Vulcan gun.Upon aircraft start up this door retracted closed.
fwd. doppler ant. fairing. views of port main wheel well.  Rounded item in center of this photo and upper part of next photo is the hydraulic reservoir for hyd system #1. Capacity  3 gal of Mil-H-5606, later -23282.

 

views of port main wheel well. Rounded item in upper part of photo is the hydraulic reservoir for hyd system #1. Capacity  3 gal of Mil-H-5606, later -23282.