This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
The LTV A-7 Corsair II is a carrier-based subsonic light attack aircraft introduced to replace the United States Navy's A-4 Skyhawk, initially entering service during the Vietnam War. The Corsair was adopted by the United States Air Force, as well as the Air National Guard, to replace the A-1 Skyraider, F-100 Super Sabre and F-105 Thunderchief. The aircraft was also exported to Greece in the 1970s, and Portugal and Thailand in the late 1980s. The A-7 airframe design was based on the successful supersonic F-8 Crusader produced by Chance Vought. It was one of the first combat aircraft .to feature a head-up display . an inertial navigation system (INS). and a turbofan engine.
The A-7K is the two-seat trainer version for Air National Guard, 30 built.
Kit features engraved panel lines, detailed tandem cockpits and wheel wells, intake trunking, avionics bay interior detail, separately molded trailing edge flaps and rudder, 2-piece canopy, extended dorsal spine, pylons with sway braces and ample external stores (AIM-9Ls (x2), FLIR pod (x1), Mk82 bombs (x12), MK20 bombs (x12), AGM-65s (x6), GBU-8s (x2), GBU-10s (x2), ALQ-119 ECM pods (x2), ALQ-131 ECM pods (x2), and 2 drop tanks).
Decals and color painting guide for 2 US Air Force Air National Guard aircraft:
- s/n 81-0073 of the 174th TFS, 185th TFG Iowa ANG
- s/n 73-0008 of the 152nd TFTS, 162nd TFTG, Arizona ANG