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A-7E
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A-7E
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Description

The A-7E Corsair II is a rank VII American strike aircraft with a battle rating of 10.7 (AB/RB) and 10.0 (SB). It was introduced in Update "Ground Breaking".

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 0 m1 123 km/h
Turn time35 s
Max altitude12 497 m
EngineAllison TF-41-A-2
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight19 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,114 1,108 12497 35.4 37.0 42.1 41.7 1,000
Upgraded 1,133 1,123 34.6 35.0 68.9 55.0

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1,254 407 484 457 406 ~10 ~4
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 700 < 690 < 500 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Allison TF-41-A-2 1 9,106 kg 392 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 15m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 53m fuel
1,592 kg Low-bypass turbofan 10,472 kg 10,820 kg 11,678 kg 12,963 kg 13,658 kg 19,051 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 15m fuel 20m fuel 30m fuel 45m fuel 53m fuel MTOW
Stationary 4,741 kgf N/A 0.45 0.44 0.41 0.37 0.35 0.25
Optimal 6,378 kgf
(200 km/h)
N/A 0.61 0.59 0.55 0.49 0.47 0.33

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear407 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB3 070 → 4 773 Sl icon.png
RB7 310 → 11 367 Sl icon.png
SB12 010 → 18 675 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications507 000 Rp icon.png
462 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost3 000 Ge icon.png
Crew training310 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 080 000 Sl icon.png
Aces3 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 210 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
80 / 280 / 600 % Sl icon.png
244 / 244 / 244 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Compressor
Research:
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Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
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New boosters
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
730 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
730 Ge icon.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod SUU-23/A.
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk82
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-3/A
Research:
17 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
16 000 Sl icon.png
370 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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M60_belt_pack
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods gunpods.png
Gun pod GPU-5/A.
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
M117
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-10/A
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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M60_new_gun
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
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GAU_13A_belt_pack
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk83
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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AIM-9G
Research:
21 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
19 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
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GAU_13A_new_gun
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
730 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk84
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
730 Ge icon.png
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AGM-62A
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
730 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Ballistic Computer
CCIP (Guns) CCIP (Rockets) CCIP (Bombs) CCRP (Bombs)
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Offensive armament

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Fire rate6 000 shots/min
Main article: M61A1 (20 mm)

The A-7E is armed with:

  • A choice between two presets:
    • 1 x 20 mm M61A1 cannon, chin-mounted (1,000 rpg)
    • 1 x 20 mm M61A1 cannon + 120 x countermeasures

Suspended armament

List of setups (40)
Setup 12 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 22 x 20 mm GAU-4 cannon (ammunition: 2 400 rounds)
Setup 32 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x 20 mm GAU-4 cannon (ammunition: 2 400 rounds)
Setup 42 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x 20 mm GAU-4 cannon (ammunition: 2 400 rounds)
Setup 52 x 30 mm GAU-13/A cannon (ammunition: 706 rounds)
Setup 62 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x 30 mm GAU-13/A cannon (ammunition: 706 rounds)
Setup 72 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x 30 mm GAU-13/A cannon (ammunition: 706 rounds)
Setup 824 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 92 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
24 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 102 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
24 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 1124 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 1224 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 132 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
24 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 142 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
24 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 1524 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 1612 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 172 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
12 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 182 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
12 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 1912 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 206 x 2000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bomb
Setup 212 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
6 x 2000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bomb
Setup 222 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
6 x 2000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bomb
Setup 235 x 2000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bomb
Setup 2414 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 252 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
14 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 262 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
14 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 2712 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bomb
Setup 28228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 292 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 302 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 3164 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 322 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
64 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 332 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
64 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 342 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 356 x AGM-62A Walleye I ER guided bomb
Setup 362 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
6 x AGM-62A Walleye I ER guided bomb
Setup 372 x AIM-9G Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
5 x AGM-62A Walleye I ER guided bomb
Setup 382 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
6 x AGM-62A Walleye I ER guided bomb
Setup 392 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
5 x AGM-62A Walleye I ER guided bomb
Setup 405 x AGM-62A Walleye I ER guided bomb

The A-7E can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x 20 mm GAU-4 cannons (1,200 rpg = 2,400 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm GAU-4 cannons + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x 20 mm GAU-4 cannons + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x 30 mm GAU-13/A cannons (353 rpg = 706 total)
  • 2 x 30 mm GAU-13/A cannons + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x 30 mm GAU-13/A cannons + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 24 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (6,000 lb total)
  • 24 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles (6,000 lb total)
  • 24 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (6,000 lb total)
  • 24 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (6,000 lb total)
  • 24 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (12,000 lb total)
  • 24 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles (12,000 lb total)
  • 24 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (12,000 lb total)
  • 24 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (12,000 lb total)
  • 12 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (12,000 lb total)
  • 12 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles (12,000 lb total)
  • 12 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (12,000 lb total)
  • 12 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (12,000 lb total)
  • 6 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs (12,000 lb total)
  • 6 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles (12,000 lb total)
  • 6 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (12,000 lb total)
  • 5 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs (10,000 lb total)
  • 14 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (10,500 lb total)
  • 14 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles (10,500 lb total)
  • 14 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (10,500 lb total)
  • 12 x 750 lb M117 cone 45 bombs (9,000 lb total)
  • 228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 228 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 64 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 64 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 64 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles
  • 6 x 510 kg AGM-62A Walleye I ER bombs (3,060 kg total)
  • 6 x 510 kg AGM-62A Walleye I ER bombs + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles (3,060 kg total)
  • 5 x 510 kg AGM-62A Walleye I ER bombs + 2 x AIM-9G Sidewinder missiles (2,550 kg total)
  • 6 x 510 kg AGM-62A Walleye I ER bombs + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (3,060 kg total)
  • 5 x 510 kg AGM-62A Walleye I ER bombs + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (2,550 kg total)
  • 5 x 510 kg AGM-62A Walleye I ER bombs (2,550 kg total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Wide variety of large air-to-ground payloads
  • Has thermal sights in the form of the AN/AAR-45 FLIR pod which significantly helps in locating ground targets in mixed battles
  • Comes with an internal 20 mm M61A1 Vulcan cannon, with the option to add either more 20 mm M61A1 Vulcans or the devastating 30 mm GAU-13/A cannons as gunpods
  • Large amount of countermeasures
  • Cockpit has a heads-up display and tactical map, both of which are useful in simulator battles

Cons:

  • Below-average manoeuvrability and loses lots of speed in turns
  • Its slow speed for the BR makes it very difficult to bomb bases without being intercepted
  • Equipping suspended ordnance further worsens its sluggish flight performance
  • The FLIR pod's thermal sight is not linked to the Walleye's targeting sight, so you may lose track of a target when switching between the sights
  • When using the thermal sight, it may be hard to distinguish alive enemy tanks from destroyed tanks and fires
  • Long landing distance

History

The A-7E is the last iteration of the Corsair II that was adopted into service by the US armed forces, being used from 1968 until its retirement, in 1991. The A-7E is a navalized version of the A-7D, with the incorporation of an arrestor hook and gear, as well as modifying the wings to allow them to be folded. It also got its radar upgraded to a newer AN/APN-190 navigational radar, and saw the addition of an AN/APQ-128 terrain following one. As for the weapon loadout, it used different kind of missiles, like the AGM-84E SLAM, AGM-88 HARM, AGM-65F Maverick, between others.

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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