War Memorials of Wisconsin

Vought A-7 Corsair II

The A-7D is a single-seat, tactical close air support aircraft. Although designed primarily as a ground attack aircraft, it also can be used in air-to-air combat. It was derived from the basic A-7 originally developed for the U.S. Navy. The first USAF A-7D made its initial flight on Apr. 5, 1968, and deliveries of production models began on Dec. 23, 1968. By the time A-7D production ended in 1976, 459 had been delivered to the USAF. In 1973, the USAF began assigning them to the Air National guard (ANG) and by 1987 they were being flown by ANG units in ten states and Puerto Rico. The A-7D demonstrated its outstanding capability to attack ground targets while flown by the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at Korat RTAFB, Thailand, during the closing months of the war in Southeast Asia. The Corsair II achieved its excellent accuracy with the aid of an automatic electronic navigation and weapon-delivery system.

There are 4 known Vought A-7 Corsair IIs on display in Wisconsin.  They are at the following locations:

City Located Photo(s) Model Designation Serial Number Location GPS Map(s)
Camp Douglas, WI A-7D 70-0982 Volk Field,
Wisconsin National Guard Museum
N 43 55.528'
W 90 15.832'
Tomah, WI A-7D 68-220 V.A. hospital grounds N 44 00.087'
W 90 29.725'
Waterford, WI A-7A BuNo
153266
VFW Posts 8343 & 11038,
29224 Evergreen Dr.
N 42 45.332'
W 88 12.550'
Wausau, WI A-7D 69-6192
(marked as
70-0970)
VFW Post 388,
388 River Dr.
N 44 57.393'
W 89 37.932'


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