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Vought V-529 & V-531 Twin engined Corsair II projects

Deino

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overscan said:
Some additional unbuilt projectsVought A-529D
Twin F404 engined version for the Navy
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  • Al Adcock A-7 Corsair II in Action Squadron-Signal, 1991
Thanks for this tread ... here are two illustrations of this twin-engined version !

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Thats a great find Deino. We may have tto rename this the "Vought Secret Projects" forum ;)
 

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I thought, we had the the V-529D here before, hadn't we ? Or is this another
variant ? ???
(from Aviation Week .11.77)
 

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Yes we did Jemiba but these were nice new pictures :)
 

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It had the same fascinating tail shape as Ye-152A.
 

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Deino said:
Just found at the ARC ... posted by "Phantomologist"

Cheers, Deino
Ah I see these beat me here. There was also a proposal for a two seat, twin engine A-7D rebuild
called the V-531.

bill
(phantomologist on ARC)
 

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Twin-engined Corsair proposed

A TWIN F404-engined version of the Corsair II has been proposed by Vought as a future US Navy light attack aircraft. The two General Electric engines would total over 50 per cent more thrust than the single 15,000lb Allison of the A-7E. Vought has already built more than 400 A-7Es, and the type is in service with 24 USN squadrons. Although the force has so far flown for more than 750,000hr, the manufacturer claims that a typical squadron aircraft has more than 17 years of service life left and could soldier on into the 1990s. The proposed V-529D version is almost identical to the A-7E except for the two F404 engines, new tailpipes and a wider rear fuselage to house them, and 20in fuselage stretch to keep the e.g. within limits. Both engines would be fed from the existing nose intake, a bifurcated duct splitting the incoming airflow between the two powerplants. Maximum rear fuselage width would be only 29in greater than at present. Empty weight would rise from 19,050lb (A-7E) to 19,952lb as a result, but the internal fuel load would rise from 10,036lb to 12,674lb. The F404 will power the Navy's F-18 fighter, so its use in a modified Corsair would provide useful commonality. Vought does not plan to build all new V-529Ds, suggesting to the US Navy that existing A-7Es be rebuilt. Unit cost of the modification would be less than $3 million, the company claims. Vought has teamed up with General Electric and Grumman. Given a prompt go-ahead by the Navy, the companies hope to start ground tests early next year. First flight would be scheduled for 1979.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1977/1977%20-%203858.html
 

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Greetings All -

During the last visit to the Vought Archives, I copied a few drawings of the V-529 from the A-7X development.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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I've heard it claimed that the virtue of the twin-F404 A-7 variant at the time was that the engines were manufactured in district of the then Speaker of the House and in Ted Kennedy's home state, guaranteeing a fair measure of support on Congress. Sad to say, that's not too implausible.

The thought also occurs to me that a similar modification, but with afterburning F404s, would look interesting on a F-8.
 
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