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A-7 Model (large)

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0250
Category: Vehicles/Platforms
Object Type: Model
Object Name: A-7 Model (large)
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Platform(s): A-7 Corsair
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions: Width (mm): 510
Height (mm): 1,150
Depth (mm): 887
Weight (g): 7,520
Location: Mezzanine Store

Tail No: EL1023


This model is an A-7D-9-CV Tail number AF 701023 and was built in 1970 and sent initially to the USAF 355th Tactical Fighter Wing TFW. Later it was transferred to the 23rd TFW,57th Fighter Weapons Wing and finally in 1986 to USAF 4451st TS (4450th TG) where it was used in the development of the F117A. On Dec 4, 1991 it was put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
AMARC is (now AMARG) the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Tucson Arizona It is an aircraft storage and reclamation site where aircraft are broken down for spares although many are in long term storage. In fact in 1997 the aircraft was salvaged but for what purpose is not known.
The given height includes the stand.; the height of the aircraft alone is 200mm.

The RAA contains a number of models of equipment and aircraft. The equipment models were used as a marketing aid and often to ensure that the production unit will fit in the space; this was particularly true for Head Up Displays. Such equipment models will have minimal or no functionality. Models might  just be used as weighted units or as cockpit lighting evaluation units. The HUD used on the YF-16 was of the correct weight and envelope but only mounted the Spin 'chute button (a feature only required for the early test flights). Many of these models were made by professional model makers from the original drawings and could be quite expensive; alternatively the real hardware would be used.

The aircraft models range from the simple small scale kits to quite large display items. The large model aircraft were often a marketing tool from places like Airbus or Boeing but may be found in Boardrooms or Reception areas wheras the small models may be given as a visitor handout. Those models made from kits have largely been brought in from home but are useful to illustrate the platform alongside the equipment. The large models will be hugely expensive.

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