No info on this one, but part numbers found at the crash site indicated that it was a Vought A-7.
Tom Gossett gave me the approximate location of this site about a year ago. I was in the area and had a couple of hours to kill so decided to see if I could locate it.
Lot of desert out there. This is the spot that I figure was marked on the map I have. The scale on the map is one inch equals four miles.
After looking around for a while found this piece. Aways feels great finding that first piece. Nothing else in sight, but it must be close by.
Same piece turned over, red on this side.
About walking a couple hundred feet to the south I started finding more pieces of wreakage.
This piece is over two feet long.
Closer look at the same piece. End grained balsa wood laminated between sheets of aluminum.
Piece from the canopy. Trying to find the impact area.
Looks like a piece from the fuselage.
Other side of the same piece.
Small hatch. The blue may be part of the star and bars insignia.
The impact crater. Looks like it was filled in with sediment. It was about two hundred yards south of where I started looking.
Crater and wreckage from another angle. The wreckage is scattered over a very large area.
Most of the wreckage was on the east side of the crater.
Lot of stuff here.
Pile of wrekage on the edge of the impact crater.
One of the flight instruments.
One of the locals was using the wreckage for shade. The temp is almost 100 degrees out here today.
Looks like a piece of skin from the wing.
Piece with the prefix of 215 on the part number.
Another piece with the prefix of 215.
This one had a 218 prefix. 215 and 218 both indicate that this was a Vought A-7. The part numbers are the only way to ID this one.
Did find this component with the Vought nane.
This is just a micro site, but it's has the most wiring I've seen at any site.
The area east of the impact crater was covered with tiny pieces.
Part of the waveguide from a radar antenna.
Finding even more wiring.
Blued titanium tubing with insulation.
One last look at the impact crater. Would have like to looked around a little more, but the heat has getting to me.