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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 air-to-air right side view of a Soviet Il-38 Ilyushin aircraft, NATO designation "May," and a U. S. Navy A-73 Corsair II aircraft from Attack Squadron 27 (VA-27) assigned to Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14). The smaller U.S. Navy aircraft is being piloted by LCDR Dave Park

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 Grisselle Martinez performs a daily inspection on a TA-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)

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)

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 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 TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft, top left, a TA-7 Corsair II aircraft, top right, a T-38 Talon aircraft, bottom left, and a T-2 Buckeye aircraft in flight near the Naval Air Test Center Patuxent River, Maryland

An air-to-air right side view of, from top to bottom, a TA-7 Corsair II aircraft, a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft, a T-2 Buckeye aircraft and a T-38 Talon aircraft in flight near the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland

An air-to-air right side view of a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft, top left, a TA-7 Corsair II aircraft, top right, a T-38 Talon aircraft, bottom left, and a T-2 Buckeye aircraft in flight near the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland

An air-to-air right side view of a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft, top, a TA-7 Corsair II aircraft, right, a T-2 Buckeye aircraft, bottom, and a T-38 Talon aircraft in flight near the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland

An air-to-air right side view of, from top to bottom, a TA-7 Corsair II aircraft, a TA-4 Skyhawk aircraft, a T-2 Buckeye aircraft and a T-38 Talon aircraft in flight near the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland

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

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)

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)

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

Steam from a catapult partially obscures an A-7 Corsair II aircraft preparing for takeoff on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV41)

An E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft comes in for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). A-7 Corsair II aircraft are parked on either side of the flight deck. An F-14A Tomcat aircraft and three SH-3 Sea King helicopters from Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS-7) are parked on the left

Pilot Landing Aid Television (PLAT), on the island camera station, foreground, is used to record an E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). A-7 Corsair II aircraft are parked on either side of the deck

A right front view of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). An A-7 Corsair II aircraft is parked to the left

Left front view of an E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft comes in for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). Two F-14A Tomcat aircraft and an A-7 Corsair II aircraft, right, are on the deck in the foreground

An E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft comes in for a landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67). An A-7 Corsair II aircraft are parked to the left

Front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft on the flight line, as a member of the 127th Tactical Fighter Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, performs a pre-flight check during Exercise CORONET PACKER

Members of the 127th Tactical Fighter Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, perform pre-flight maintenance on A-7 Corsair II aircraft during Exercise CORONET PACKER

Front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft on the flight line, as a member of the 127th Tactical Fighter Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, performs a pre-flight check during Exercise CORONET PACKER

A right side view of A-7 Corsair II aircraft coming in for an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

Right front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft coming in for an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

Right front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft coming to a stop after making an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

Right front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft coming to a stop after making an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

Right side view of the cockpit of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft. The Corsair has just landed aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

Right front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft making an arrested landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV 41)

Right front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft landing aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). An F-14 Tomcat aircraft is on the right

An A-7 Corsair II aircraft takes off from the deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). Two other A-7s wait their turn. Various other aircraft are parked on the right

An air-to-air right side view of five A-7 Corsair II aircraft flying in formation

A front view of an A-7 Corsair II aircraft silhouetted against the setting sun aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

Interior view of the hangar deck, with parked A-7 Corsair II aircraft, aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

An interior view of the hangar deck aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). Two SH-3 Sea King helicopters are parked on the left and an A-7 Corsair II aircraft is on the right

An air-to-air left side view of five A-7 Corsair II aircraft. The aircraft are armed with AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles