Manufacturer: LTV Corporation

Model: unknown

Name: Corsair III

Type: Jet attack

Date: 1979

Status: Service test

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Designation: YA-11A Corsair III


Although the U.S. Marines rejected the Vought Corsair II, they showed interest in a reworked version that featured two dorsal air intakes instead of the wide ventral one.

Procured as the Vought A-11A Corsair III, it entered service in 1981.


I have always detested the squat Vought A-7 Corsair II with its bulldog's face... So one day I set about redesigning it in such a way that it would look slender and elegant. How? By removing its ventral air intake and replacing with a couple of smalled intakes on top of the fuselage, blending in with the tail...

After finishing the photo work, I thought a three-view arrangement (below right) was in order so that the elegant lines of the aircraft and its direct A-7 lineage would become more obvious.

Viewers' comments:
  • :iconbravoplz: :thumbsup::thumbsup:! ( 2 Thumbs Up!) (theF-man)
  • Nice re-work. Love what you did to the SLUFF (Mimikios)
  • Nice! Very good job!!! (Roberdigiorge)
  • Ha!! Wow! This is Wild!!! And still works and it does look great, if still needing a bit of getting used to! :) (dinobatfan)
  • Thanks for this aesthetical surgery... bringing to "life" a beauty... (Tophe)
  • The old version was too utilitarian. (Waldo ChayneSaw Pepper)
  • Nice. You have fixed what I disliked in Corsair the most - its ugly air inlet. (WormWoodTheStar)
  • Looks nice however, the A-7's priority mission was ground attack, which in its day included dive bombing. The lower lip intake forces the air stream to best advantage. A steep pull-up would disrupt the airflow to upper fuselage intakes. (Erik Simonsen)
  • Cool stuff! Looks like a real bargain! I'll take a full squadron my good sir! :D (Jetfreak-7)

My comments:

LOL! Thanks! Shipping address please? :-D

Thanks for the bringing some technical sense back into my artistic nonsense, Erik!! I think you've definitely got a point here... Shows I'm definitely not an engineer, only a tinkerer!