Corsair II for Thailand

Last revised August 11, 2020


In 1995, 18 surplus A-7Es and TA-7Cs were provided to the Royal Thai Naval Air Division, where they equip 104 Squadron of 1 Wing, based at U-Tapao. Two additional A-7Es were acquired for spares sources. These were the RTND's first combat jets.  The RTND does have a carrier which operates a couple of squadrons of ex-Spanish AV-8S Harriers, but the A-7Es are strictly land-based.

The A-7 has been retired from service with the Royal Thai AF.

Sources:


  1. Corsair--Sterling Ending To a Glorious Naval Career, Stephane Nocolaou, Air Fan International, Vol 1, No. 6, September 1996.

  2. Air Power Analysis Update, Thailand, World Air Power Journal, Vol 33, Summer 1998;

  3. E-mail from Vahe Demirjian on retirement of A-7 in Royal Thai AF.