A-7E Corsair II
by MrDioso
uploaded 2023-04-06
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Vought A-7E Corsair II

Description

A mod aircraft called [ A-7E Corsair II ]. Built with 89 of the finest parts, its root part is EHI.A7Cockpit.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.12.5.

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 89
  • Mods: 12
  • KSP: 1.12.5

The A-7E Corsair II is among the most capable ground attack aircraft in the game, sporting a variety of air-to-ground payloads including large calibre rotary cannon pods, unguided bombs and rockets, and medium range guided bombs. Additionally, CCIP and CCRP can be used for accurate usage of unguided weaponry, while an optional FLIR pod grants night vision and thermal sights to easily spot targets. This supreme air-to-ground capability comes with a hefty price; the A-7E is strictly limited to that ground attack role, as it has very slow speed and poor manoeuvrability which leaves it basically helpless in air-to-air combat. Initially adopted by USN, the A-7 proved attractive to other services, soon being adopted by the United States Air Force (USAF) and the Air National Guard (ANG) to replace their aging Douglas A-1 Skyraider and North American F-100 Super Sabre fleets. Improved models of the A-7 would be developed, typically adopting more powerful engines and increasingly capable avionics. American A-7s would be used in various major conflicts, including the Invasion of Grenada, Operation El Dorado Canyon, and the Gulf War. The type was also used to support the development of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk.

The A-7 was also exported to Greece in the 1970s and to Portugal in the late 1980s. The USAF and USN opted to retire their remaining examples of the type in 1991, followed by the ANG in 1993 and the Portuguese Air Force in 1999. The A-7 was largely replaced by newer generation fighters such as the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon and the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The final operator, the Hellenic Air Force, withdrew the last A-7s during 2014.
In 1960, officials within the United States Navy (USN) began to consider the need to replace its existing fleet of Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, a light attack aircraft.[2] At that time, it was not clear that the A-4 would eventually remain in production until 1979; furthermore, according to aviation authors Bill Gunston and Peter Gilchrist, some figures believed there to be an unmet requirement for a more capable attack platform that could routinely attain supersonic speeds, carry heavier payloads, and fly further than its predecessors. Proponents of a new attack aircraft included Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, who urged the Navy’s consideration on the matter.[2] C:WIKI

Mods

  • Aircraft Carrier Accessories
  • B9 Procedural Wings Modified
  • BD Armory Continued
  • Breaking Ground DLC
  • Eskandare Heavy Industries
  • Procedural Parts
  • Red versus Blue! A BDArmory expansion pack
  • SXTContinued
  • Squad (stock)
  • TweakScale - Rescale Everything!
  • coldwaraerospace
  • kerbalfield

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