A-7E Corsair II picture on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, CV63
Photo by C. Jeff Dyrek
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the picture above, you can see the Pitot tube just behind the radome at
the very front of the canopy.
I can't remember for sure but it seemed
like there was one on the other side also.
The Pitot tube provides
ram air pressure to the Air Speed Indicator.
As you fly higher, since
the air is much thinner and the ram air pressure is much less, your airspeed
will decrease while your actual speed (ground speed) stays the same.
The big jet intake on this aircraft was said to be a man eater. As a Avionics Technician I had to work on this plane while it was running on the line.
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times it was necessary to cross from one side of the plane to the other.
In order to do this it was necessary to crawl
just in front of the nose
gear. This was very close to that big intake.
I could feel the jet
intake pulling on my clothes.
The noise was so loud, since we had about 18
you couldn't hear yourself scream.
barely hear yourself think.
You absolutely had to THINK or you were gone
and there were no second chances.
It was hot, really hot! When we worked on the jets the flight line temperatures were in excess of 125 degrees and you were instantly drenched in sweat. It was hard, hot work and I wish I was there again. The Navy was great. I got to work on super advanced electronic and aviation systems and I was only 20 years old. You cannot do this anywhere else. No company will provide you with this high level of training and pay you in the process.
I was in VA-192 from 1975-1977. I'm looking for a cast replica of an A7E corsair with all the paint and polish from the afore mentioned area. Do you sell such a model and if so for how much. Please send me a picture and the size. so I would be interested in any other memorabilia you may have as all my photos and the like were destroyed in a fire some years ago.
I hope you are doing well my brother. God Bless you, AMS-3 Scott Stephens. Contact Scott Here
Thanks again, Bob
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Please note that these specs are only for one version of this aircraft. Other versions probably have different engines and other specifications
|Area||375 sq. ft.|
|Empty Weight||19,490 lbs.|
|Max. Weight||42,000 lbs.|
|Max. Speed||602 kts|
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