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A-7A with Walleye in Vietnam???

September 12 2017 at 2:20 PM

Don Fogal   (Login shogun66)
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Ok guys and gals, my 'Google-Fu' is weak today...

I know the A-7A (Early and late models) carried the AGM-62 Walleye in Vietnam.

I know that VA-147 was one of the first squadrons to deploy with the A-7 to Vietnam...

However, I cannot find a good reference, or picture of said Sqd. carrying said weapon, during said deployment!

I have spent an hour and a half on Google, I have both the new and old Squadron 'In Action' books on the A-7, all three S/S books "Air War in Vietnam" and the Osprey book "US Navy A-7 Corsair II Units of the Vietnam War". None of them even mention this... And no pics!


Now, I know someone out there has one or two, and can probably pop 'em up before I finish this cup of coffee...

Thanks!

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Anonymous
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Re: A-7A with Walleye in Vietnam???

September 12 2017, 3:25 PM 

"5 March VA-25 successfully launched the first Extended Range Data-Link Walleye. Many hours were spent perfecting ERDL tactics over the next few months"

http://fisthistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/25-VIET-A7-4Feb16-1.pdf

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eqoJSmF689Q/V6DHj0KYWeI/AAAAAAAAAV4/QlqV174BL2AZ9YIZsrl7tzuphw8B9jypACLcB/s1600/IMG_20160801_0001.jpg

Pic showing Ordies building up Walleye from CV-41's '72-'73 cruise...so that probably means VA-56/93 used them.

https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cv41-72/163.htm





    
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Jari
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How about...

September 12 2017, 3:46 PM 

Going with the Bullpup instead since pics of A-7s in Nam with Walleyes are scarce:

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note the Bullpup has a proximity fuze on it to give it airburst capability.


    
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Chris Causey
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Sorry Don, No Joy on any Pictures, I tried my book stash and Nothin.

September 12 2017, 9:38 PM 


 
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