This historic U.S. Navy film from 1972 presents an overview of the responsibilities of a crash rescue crew in the event of an accident. The film begins with footage of Skyhawks landing at a base, and then at 1:55 an A-7 Corsair lands. The pilot begins having a conversation with the crash crew about A-7 rescue procedures, while his anxious girlfriend (who has a cute little British Triumph sports car) patiently waits for him to finish his lecture. The film goes on to describe various scenarios for extricating the pilot from the plane, and looks at some of the aircraft's danger areas. At 16:30, crash crews practice approaching the aircraft in the event of a fire. The film ends with the pilot heading off with his girlfriend.
The LTV A-7 Corsair II is an American carrier-capable subsonic light attack aircraft manufactured by Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) to replace the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. Its airframe design was a somewhat smaller version of the supersonic Vought F-8 Crusader. The Corsair II initially entered service with the United States Navy (USN) during the Vietnam War. It was later adopted by the United States Air Force (USAF), including the Air National Guard, to replace the Douglas A-1 Skyraider and North American F-100 Super Sabre. The aircraft was also exported to Greece in the 1970s, and to Portugal in the late 1980s.
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