RAZBAM Vought A-7 Corsair II TackPack Edition
The Ling-Temco-Vought 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 later adopted by the United States Air Force, to include 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 (HUD), an inertial navigation system (INS), and a turbofan engine.
The A-7 offered a plethora of leading-edge avionics compared to contemporary aircraft. This included data link capabilities that, among other features, provided fully "hands-off" carrier landing capability when used in conjunction with its approach power compensator (APC) or auto throttle. Other notable and highly advanced equipment was a projected map display located just below the radar scope. The map display was slaved to the inertial navigation system and provided a high-resolution map image of the aircraft's position superimposed over TPC/JNC charts. Moreover, when slaved to the all-axis auto pilot, the inertial navigation system could fly the aircraft "hands off" to up to nine individual way points. Typical inertial drift was minimal for newly manufactured models and the inertial measurement system accepted fly over, radar, and TACAN updates.
Production of Corsairs continued through 1984, yielding a total of 1,569 aircraft built. The A-7 Corsair has the distinction of being the only United States single seat jet fighter-bomber of the 1960s that was designed, built, and deployed directly into the Vietnam War.
A-7 Corsair II Versions:
A-7A Corsair II:
First production version. Early USN Corsair IIs had two 20 mm Colt Mk 12 cannons with 250 rounds per gun. Maximum ordnance, carried primarily on the wing pylons, was theoretically 15,000 lb (6,804 kg), but was limited by maximum takeoff weight, so the full weapon load could only be carried with greatly reduced internal fuel; Equipped with AN/APN-153 navigational radar, AN/APQ-115 terrain following radar, and a separate AN/APQ-99 attack radar; 199 built.
A-7B Corsair II:
Uprated TF30-P-8 engine with 12,190 lbf (54.2 kN) of thrust. In 1971, surviving A-7Bs were further upgraded to TF30-P-408 with 13,390 lbf (59.6 kN) of thrust; AN/APQ-115 terrain following radar in earlier A-7A is replaced by AN/APQ-116 terrain following radar; 196 built.
A-7P Corsair II:
Ex-US Navy A-7A rebuilt for Portugal, 44 refurbished with TF30-P-408 engines and an avionics fit similar to the A-7E.
A-7D Corsair II:
Version built for the USAF, with one Allison TF41-A-1 turbofan, and a single 20 mm M61 Vulcan gatling cannon; the AN/APN-153 navigational radar in earlier models was replaced by the AN/APN-185 navigational radar, the AN/APQ-116 terrain following radar in earlier A-7B/C was replaced by the AN/APQ-126 terrain following radar; 459 examples were built.
A-7E Corsair II:
Naval carrier-capable equivalent of the A-7D; the AN/APN-185 navigational radar in the earlier A-7D was replaced by the AN/APN-190 navigational radar, the AN/APQ-126 terrain following radar in earlier A-7D was replaced by the AN/APQ-128 terrain following radar; 529 examples were built.
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RAZBAM A-7 Corsair II TacPack Edition for FSX:
All RAZBAM A-7 Corsair II TacPack Edition for FSX includes the following amazing features and innovative functions :
Highly detailed exterior and interior models,
Interior and Panel
very comprehensive representation of cockpit systems which include:
→ Tactical Navigation Computer
→ Detailed and comprehensive navigation instruments
→ Faithfull representation of the HSI gauge
→ Projected Map set, with 4 modes and 4 ranges set
→ Complete representation of the armament panel, with working armament stations, fuzing, selection, weapon delivery modes , quantity selection in 2 different modes select the amount of ordance to fall per trigger switch, and then again, you can select the amount and make them fall in pairs or single sequences
→ Detailed representation of the aircraftï¿½s Gunsight.
→ Detailed electrical and hydraulic systems and panels
→ Detailed fuel panel
→ Simulated Oxigen system
→ Detailed cockpit and exterior lights
→ Detailed Armament Station Control Unit (ASCU)
→ Accurate weapon loadouts controlled by the ASCU including orndance weight.
→ Air-to-Air refueling capability.
→ A/G Radar with up to 6 modes representations (Air to ground ranging, Beacon mode, Ground Mapping, Pencil mode & Terrain Advoidance)
→ Guided Weapons: AIM-9L Sidewinders and AGM-65 Mavericks.
→ Droppable weapons: Mk-82, Mk-82 Snakeye, Mk-83, Mk-84, CBU-100 Rockeye II.
→ Fully working M61 Vulcan 20 mm cannon.
→ New detailed virtual cockpit.
→ Panel and Instruments lights can be dimmed
→ Highly detailed exterior representation of all A-7Xs which include:
→ Working carrier catapult shuttle (A-7A, A-7B and A-7E)
→ Working Tail hook
→ Working wingfold action
→ Accurate external loadouts controled by the ASCU
→ Accurate aircraft lights
→ VA-97 "Warhawks"
→ VA-153 "The Blue Tail Flies"
→ VA-93 "Ravens"
→ VA-46 "Clansmen"
→ VA-215 "Barn Owls"
→ VA-87 "Golden Warriors"
→ VA-72 Blue Hawks, Operation Desert Storm
→ VA-94 Shrikes
→ VA-15 Valions
→ VA-122 in Bicentennial Conmemorative Scheme
→ 354Th TFW Linebacker Campaign
→ 174Th TFS, 185Th TFG Sioux City ANG
→ 149Th, Virginia ANG
→ Esquadra 304 "Magnï¿½ficos" 1998
→ 336 Sq, 116Th Figther Wing, Araxos Air Base
→ 335 A-7E,116th Figther Wing ,Tiger scheme "Archangel" Air Show, 2005
Extensive documentation and Manual in PDF format
Product page:A-7A, A-7B and A-7P
Product page:A-7D, A7-E and A-7H
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