Memorial Park Tour and Features

A-7E jet

The A-7E was the final fleet version of the A-7. After more than two decades of service the A-7 was replaced by the F/A-18 Hornet. The A-7E was equipped with a 20 mm gun and could carry up to 15,000 pounds of bombs and missiles. The A-7E Corsair were part of the two-carrier battle group that conducted a joint strike on selected Libyan terrorist related targets in 1986. Together with carrier base F/A 18’s, the A-7E’s used anti-radiation missiles to neutralize Libyan air defenses.
The aircraft on display was assigned to the Aircraft Carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower.