23e TFW, 1 July 1972 – 1 June 1992.
Wing reactivated at station w/p/o/e taking over organization and assets of temporary 4403d TFW designation. Three A-7D tactical fighter (74th, 75th , 76th) squadrons formed. Re-equipped with A-10 Thunderbolt II 1981. Redesignated 23d Fighter Wing 1 October 1991. Inactivated 1 June 1992.
The LTV A-7 Corsiar is a carrier-based subsonic light attack aircraft introduced to replace the US Navy's A-4 Skyhawk, initially entering service during the Vietnam War. The Corsair II was later adopted by the USAF, to include the ANG, to replace the A-1 Skyraider, F-100 Super Sabre and F-105 Thunderchief. The aircraft was also exported to Greece in the 1970s, and Portugal and Thailand in the late 1980s. The A-7 airframe design was based on the successful supersonic Vought F-8 Crusader. It was one of the first combat aircraft to feature a head-up-display (HUD), an inertial navigation system (INS), and a turbofan engine.
Version built for the USAF, with one Allison TF41-A-1 turbofan, and a single 20 mm M61 Vulcan gatling cannon; AN/APN-153 navigational radar in earlier models is replaced by AN/APN-185 navigational radar, AN/APQ-116 terrain following radar in earlier A-7B/C is replaced by AN/APQ-126 terrain following radar; 459 built.
Eén uitvoering mogelijk;
- U.S.Air Force, 23TFW "BICENTENNIAL" 1976.
Aantal onderdelen; 194.
- Lang; 287 mm.
- Spanwijdte; 246 mm.