Thursday, November 19, 2015


The A-7 Corsair is known as the maneater due to the ease with which it can suck people into its engine intake. Trust me, you don't want to stand in front of one of these jets when its engines are at full thrust.

The photo above was taken in the mid 1980s on the flight deck of the USS Coral Sea. That's a much younger version of myself standing next to the maneater, and those missiles attached to it are AIM-9 Sidewinders.