Trumpeter 1/32 A-7E Corsair
By Luc Janssen
With this model I wanted to build an early A–7E as operational during the final months of the South East Asia conflict. The Trumpeter kit represents a late style A–7E, so I had to make the necessary adjustments. Early A-7Es did not have the W-formed strips on the vertical stabilizer or the long built-on fairings on both sides of the fuselage.
The model was built using after-market kits for the cockpit, the electronic bays, the wheel bays and the intake. Supplementary detail was given to the mechanism of the wing folds, the boarding steps and the navigation lights. The intake and exhaust covers were scratch built.
Painting was done following the Navy paint scheme of the period.
- Aires - A-7 E Corsair II Early – Cockpit + Wheels Bays
- Zactomodels – A -7 correction set
- Eduard Brassin – LAU-10/A Zuni
- PWMP Go Navy – Old style wheel chocks
- Cutting Edge – A-7 E VA-86 Sidewinders
- Icarus Decals – A-7 E Corsair II – Stencil Data
- In Detail & Scale - A-7 CORSAIR II
- Squadron/signal Publications No 22 – A-7 Corsair II in action
- Squadron/signal Publications No 44 Walk Around - A-7 Corsair II
- Concord Publications Company – SLUF A-7 Corsair II
- OSPREY AIR COMBAT – Vought A-7 Corsair II
- Famous Aircraft of the USAF and USANG – LTV A-7D/K CORSAIR II
- KOKU-FAN ILLUSTRATED No 22 – U.S. NAVY JET ATTACKERS
- Motorbooks International – SUPER CARRIERS + SEVENTH FLEET SUPER CARRIERS
- Motorbooks International - SUPERBASE 8 + 15
- The Internet
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© Luc Janssen 2017
This article was published on Tuesday, July 25 2017; Last modified on Tuesday, July 25 2017