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An AGM-62 Walleye glide bomb mounted on the wing pylon of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft at White Sands Missile Range

A member of the 355th Aircraft Generation Squadron inspects avionics equipment on a A-7 Corsair II aircraft participating in exercise J-Catch, a joint rotary wing and fixed wing tactics development and capability evaluation

Four flight deck crewmen aboard the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) attach a missile to the wing of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft

An A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft is prepared for launch aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). The aircraft is armed with Mk-82 high drag bombs

An A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft from Light Attack Squadron 27 (VA-27) is directed by a flight deck crewman aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43)

Air-to-air left side view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Light Attack Squadron 27 (VA-27)

Two flight deck crewmen use tie-down chains to secure aircraft to the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63). The aircraft at right is an A-7 Corsair II and the aircraft on the left is an A-6 Intruder

Flight deck crewmen prepare to refuel an A-7 Corsair II aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

Flight deck crewmen refuel an A-7 Corsair II aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

Three crewmen stand by with two MD-3 tow tractors (right) and an NC-2 Mobile Electric Powerplant (left) during flight deck operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43). In the background is an F-4 Phantom II aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 531 (VMFA-531) (left) and A-7 Corsair II and A-6 Intruder aircraft are parked on the right

A crewman jogs past a tied down A-7 Corsair II aircraft on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV 43) on Easter morning

A left side view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft of the 76th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing, carrying four AGM-65A Maverick missiles in-flight over the Tyndall Air Force Base range

A-7 Corsair II aircraft releasing Mark 82 hi-drag bombs

Low angle right side view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft of the 76th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing, airdropping Mark 82 hi-drag bombs over the Tyndall Air Force Base range

Right front view of two A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft parked aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43)

A left front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft preparing to launch from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69). A CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter is parked to the left

An A-7 Corsair II aircraft starts down the starboard catapult during a takeoff from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64)

A head-on view of the nose section of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69)

MSGT Dan Lopez and TSGT Gary F. Summerbell, 150th Tactical Fighter Group, load a Mark 82 bomb onto an A-7 Corsair II aircraft during exercise Bright Star '80

Two A-7 Corsair II aircraft come in for landing during exercise Bright Star '80

AN air-to-air view of three UH-60 Black Hawk (Blackhawk) helicopters and three camouflaged A-7 Corsair II aircraft over the airfield during exercise Bright Star '80

A left front view of four A-7 Corsair II aircraft preparing for take-off at the conclusion of exercise Bright Star '80

MSGT Don F. Day posts the status of maintenance in progress on the A-7 Corsair II aircraft on a maintenance control board during exercise Bright Star '80

A right side view of two F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Four (VX-4), parked on the runway at Pacific Missile Test Center. Two A-7 Corsair II aircraft, with wings folded, are parked in front of the hangar

An A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft prepares to takeoff aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43)

A right side view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Attack Squadron 97 (VA-97) after landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43)

An overhead right side view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft from Fighter Squadron 21 (VF-21) and an A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Attack Squadron 97 (VA-97) during preflight preparations on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43)

A rear view of an F-4 Phantom II aircraft being launched and an A-7 Corsair II aircraft awaiting launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43)

An air-to-air left side view of four A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Attack Squadron 22 (VA-22). The Carrier Air Wing 15 (CVW-15) embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)

An in-flight left side view of four A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Attack Squadron 22 (VA-22). The Carrier Air Wing 15 (CVW-15) embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)

An air-to-air left rear view of four A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Attack Squadron 22 (VA-22). The Carrier Air Wing 15 (CVW-15) embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)

AN air-to-air front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft heading toward a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for refueling, as seen from the boom operator's section of the tanker, during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The Corsair is from the 112th Tactical Fighter Group, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, and the Stratotanker is from the 147th Air Refueling Squadron

A right side view of two A-7 Corsair II aircraft taking off during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The Corsair to the right is carrying an AIM-9 Sidewinder missile. Both of the aircraft are assigned to the 112th Tactical Fighter Group, Pennsylvania Air National Guard

A right front view of two A-7 Corsair II aircraft taking off during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The aircraft are assigned to the 112th Tactical Fighter Group, Pennsylvania Air National Guard

2LT Robert S. Roth, the pilot aboard an A-7 Corsair II aircraft, prepares for take-off on a flight mission during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The pilot is assigned to the 112th Tactical Fighter Group, Pennsylvania Air National Guard

A right front view of an F-14 Tomcat aircraft immediately after landing aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN 68). An A-7 Corsair II aircraft is to the left

A right side view of a Naval Air Reserve Attack Squadron 305 (VA-305) A-7 Corsair II aircraft as it prepares for take-off during the unit's active duty training

An A-7 Corsair II aircraft crew mounts a Skipper II laser guided bomb on the plane

A row of parked Naval Air Reserve Attack Squadron 305 (VA-305) A-7 Corsair II aircraft. Personnel from the unit are performing maintenance on the aircraft during active duty training

A tow tractor moves an A-7 Corsair II aircraft into parking position aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) during the NATO exercise Display Determination '81

Parked A-7 Corsair II aircraft aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) during the NATO exercise Display Determination '81

An A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Light Attack Squadron 72 (VA-72) comes for a landing aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) during the NATO exercise Display Determination '81

An A-7 Corsair II aircraft pilot from the Colorado "Tiger" guard displays his colors upon arrival during Operation Gunsmoke '81

A technical sergeant from the 198th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 156th Tactical Fighter Wing, conducts a preflight inspection of his A-7 Corsair II aircraft during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

An A-7 Corsair II aircraft in flight during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

Captain Eduardo Emnanuelli, 198th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 156th Tactical Fighter Wing, conducts a preflight inspection of his A-7 Corsair II aircraft during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

Captain Eduardo Emnanuelli, 198th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 156th Tactical Fighter Wing, conducts a preflight inspection of his A-7 Corsair II aircraft during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

An air-to-air left front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

Captain Eduardo Emnanuelli, 198th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 156th Tactical Fighter Wing, conducts a preflight inspection of his A-7 Corsair II aircraft during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

JO3 Cyndi Reilly Naval Air Station, Lemoore, Calif....AIRMAN Ora Howard, plane captain, performs a routine maintenance inspection on an A-7 Corsair II aircraft. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

JO3 Cyndi Reilly Naval Air Station, Lemoore, Calif....AIRMAN Ora Howard, plane captain, performs a routine maintenance inspection on an A-7 Corsair II aircraft. OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTO (RELEASED)

AIRMAN Apprentice (AA) Steve R. McClure mounts a Mark 82 bomb onto an A-7 Corsair II aircraft bomb rack aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67)

A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) lined up on the air field arriving from a Western Pacific deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43)

A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Light Attack Squadrons 27 and 97 (VA-27 and VA-97) return after a Western Pacific deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43)

Three A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14) arrive from a Western Pacific deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS CORAL SEA (CV-43)

Aviation Structural Mechanic AMN Ernie Schmidt works on an A-7 Corsair II aircraft belly pan

A pilot aboard an A-7 Corsair II aircraft prepares for flight during exercise Ocean Venture '82. The pilot is a member of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard

A view of a damaged target after being hit by a High Altitude Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) warhead, launched from a A-7 Corsair II aircraft

A view of a damaged target after being hit by a High Altitude Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) warhead, launched from an A-7 Corsair II aircraft

Crewmen from Light Attack Squadron 122 (VA-122) perform preflight maintenance on an A-7 Corsair II aircraft

A crewman from Light Attack Squadron 122 (VA-122) performs a preflight check on an A-7 Corsair II aircraft

Crewmen from Light Attack Squadron 122 (VA-122) perform preflight maintenance on an A-7 Corsair II aircraft

A view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft fitted with a Radar Simulating Set (RSS)-(JEEP) pod, parked in front of Building 351 at the Pacific Missile Test Center

A view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft fitted with a Radar Simulating Set (RSS)-(JEEP) pod, parked in front of Building 351 at the Pacific Missile Test Center

A view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft fitted with a Radar Simulating Set (RSS)-(JEEP) pod, parked in front of Building 351 at the Pacific Missile Test Center

A view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft fitted with a Radar Simulating Set (RSS)-(JEEP) pod, parked in front of Building 351 at the Pacific Missile Test Center

A view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft fitted with a Radar Simulating Set (RSS)-(JEEP) pod, parked in front of Building 351 at the Pacific Missile Test Center

A view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft fitted with a Radar Simulating Set (RSS)-(JEEP) pod, parked in front of Building 351 at the Pacific Missile Test Center

A view of the merchant vessel Mont Boron, suspected of drug smuggling off the Florida coast, as two Attack Squadron 205 (VA-205) A-7 Corsair II aircraft fly overhead as part of a drug interdiction operation. The photo was taken from the guided missile frigate USS CLIFTON SPRAGUE (FFG-16), which is providing a show of force as an example of the Navy's support to the vice president's South Florida Task Force

Maintenance is performed on an A-7 Corsair II aircraft by members of the 180th Tactical Fighter Group during Exercise KINDLE LIBERTY 83

An A-7 Corsair II aircraft prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63). A catapult officer and two crewmen are seen in the foregorund

A ground crewman performs maintenance on the APQ-126 radar equipment located in the nose of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 6 (CVW-6)

A ground crewmen performs maintenance on the APQ-126 radar equipment located in the nose of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 6 (CVW-6)

An air-to-air right side view of a US Air Force NKC-135A Stratotanker Airborne Laser Laboratory (ALL) aircraft and an A-7 Corsair II chase aircraft over the Pacific Missile Test Center range. The plane will be used to test targets

An air-to-air right side view of a US Air Force NKC-135A Stratotanker Airborne Laser Laboratory (ALL) aircraft and an A-7 Corsair II chase aircraft over the Pacific Missile Test Center range. The plane will be used to test targets

A-7 Corsair II aircraft are parked on the flight line as members of the 112th Tactical Fighter Group, Air National Guard, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the 150th Tactical Fighter Group, New Mexico Air National Guard, perform preflight maintenance during Exercise CHECKERED FLAG

An A-7 Corsair II aircraft from the 150th Tactical Fighter Group, New Mexico Air National Guard, is parked on the flight line for preflight maintenance during Exercise CHECKERED FLAG

Two A-7 Corsair II aircraft from the 150th Tactical Fighter Group, New Mexico Air National Guard, are parked on the flight line for preflight maintenance during Exercise CHECKERED FLAG. Refueling operations are taking place with the aircraft on the left

A right front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft as it is catapulted from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) during Exercise BRIGHT STAR '83

An air-to-air view of a joint formation of aircraft participating in the multi-national exercise Bright Star '83. The aircraft are, clockwise from the top: Egyptian air force MiG-19 Farmer, U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder, Egyptian air force MiG-17 Fresco, U.S. Navy A-7 Corsair II, Egyptian air force MiG-21 Fishbed, Egyptian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon, Egyptian air force F-4 Phantom II, Egyptian air force Mirage 2000, and a U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat in the center

An air-to-air view of a joint formation of aircraft participating in the multi-national exercise Bright Star '83. The aircraft are, clockwise from the top: Egyptian air force MiG-19 Farmer, U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder, Egyptian air force MiG-17 Fresco, U.S. Navy A-7 Corsair II, Egyptian air force MiG-21 Fishbed, Egyptian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon, Egyptian air force F-4 Phantom II, Egyptian air force Mirage 2000, and a U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat in the center

An air-to-air view of a joint formation of aircraft participating in the multi-national exercise Bright Star '83. The aircraft are, clockwise from the top: Egyptian air force MiG-19 Farmer, U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder, Egyptian air force MiG-17 Fresco, U.S. Navy A-7 Corsair II, Egyptian air force MiG-21 Fishbed, Egyptian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon, Egyptian air force F-4 Phantom II, Egyptian air force Mirage 2000, and a U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcat in the center

An air-to-air right front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft in use during the joint Exercise Bright Star '83

An A-7 Corsair II aircraft approaches to link-up to the fuel hose from a KC-10 Extender aircraft, for in-flight refueling during the joint Exercise BRIGHT STAR '83

An air-to-air top view of U.S. and Egyptian aircraft in formation during the joint exercise Bright Star '83. The aircraft (clockwise from bottom right) are an Egyptian F-4 Phantom II, Mirage 2000, MiG-17, American A-6 Intruder, Egyptian MiG-15, American A-7 Corsair II, Egyptian MiG-21, Egyptian F-16B Fighting Falcon, and an American F-14 Tomcat, center

Right rear view of an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) preparing for takeoff from the aircraft carrier USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) during an operational evaluation (OPEVAL). In the foreground is an A-7 Corsair II aircraft from Light Attack Squadron 122 (VA-122)

Navy sea-air-land (SEAL) team members, wearing desert camouflage gear, prepare to use an AN/PAQ-1 laser target designator to assist A-7 Corsair II aircraft pilots as they drop laser guided bombs. The laser projector will help to distinguish the various targets for an accurate hit/kill ratio. The SEAL team members are participants of Exercise QUICK FORCE 84-3. The team member in the foreground holds an M16A1 rifle

An Army Ranger sets up an AN/PAQ-1 laser target designator during Exercise QUICK FORCE 84-3. The laser projector will be used to assist A-7 Corsair II pilots as they drop laser guided bombs on designated targets

An Army Ranger sets up an AN/PAQ-1 laser target designator during Exercise QUICK FORCE 84-3. The laser projector will be used to assist A-7 Corsair II aircraft pilots as they drop laser guided bombs on designated targets

An Army Ranger sets up an AN/PAQ-1 laser target designator during Exercise QUICK FORCE 84-3. The laser projector will be used to assist A-7 Corsair II aircraft pilots as they drop laser guided bombs on designated targets

Navy sea-air-land (SEAL) team members, wearing desert camouflage gear, prepare to use an AN/PAQ-1 laser target designator to assist A-7 Corsair II aircraft pilots as they drop laser guided bombs. The laser projector will help to distinguish the various targets for an accurate hit/kill ratio. The SEAL team members are participants of Exercise QUICK FORCE 84-3. The team member in the foreground holds an M16A1 rifle

Mark 20 Mod-6 anti-tank bombs mounted on the wing PAVE Knife pod of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft at the open house air show

Maintenance is performed on A-7 Corsair II aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

Right front view of a SH-3 Sea King helicopter in-flight above the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV-41). Aircraft on the deck include (right to left) F-4 Phantom II, A-7 Corsair II and an A-6 Intruder

Members of Light Attack Squadron 93 (VA-93) maintenance crew service, an A-7 Corsair II aircraft aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

A pilot climbs into an A-7 Corsair II aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41)

A row of A-7 Corsair II aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

A left side view of an A-6 Intruder aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). An A-7 Corsair II aircraft is on the starboard elevator

Members of Light Attack Squadron 56 (VA-56) perform maintenance on an A-7 Corsair II aircraft, aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

An elevated view of the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41). Aircraft on the deck include, from front to back, (right side): F-4 Phantom II aircraft, EA-6B Prowler aircraft, A-6 Intruder and E-2 Hawkeye aircraft. Planes on the left side include A-7 Corsair II aircraft and A-6 Intruder aircraft. An SH-3 Sea King helicopter is visible in the background