The following is a list of units using the LTV A-7 Corsair II
Greece still operates the Corsair II's, in the form of the A-7H's, TA-7H's, A-7E's and TA-7C's variants, and uses these aircraft in the traditional tactical strike and ground attack roles for which it was designed. Greek A-7s have been upgraded with many improvements, such as greater thrust from their Allison TF-41
engines, upgraded avionics, radar, and full day/night capabilities.
- Hellenic Air Force (Elliniki Polimiki Aeroporia)
Portugal A-7's (designated A-7P, TA-79) were 20 converted ex-USN
A-7A airframes powered by the TF30-P408 engine
and were equipped with A-7E avionics. These aircraft were purchase through the V-519 contract of May 5, 1980, and initially 28 A-7A airframes were to be converted to the A-7P standard, but only the best 20 airframes were approved for the conversion. Deliveries of this contract to Portugal began on December 24, 1981, date of the arrival of the first nine aircraft, and were completed by September 29, 1982.
In May, 1983, Portugal renegotiated the contract and put an order for an additional 24 A-7P and six converted ex-USN TA-7C to the TA-7P standard. Delivery of the aircraft of this second order took place between October 8, 1984 and April 30, 1986. However, one A-7P (PoAF s/n
15540) of the 24 ordered was lost in an accident in... Read More