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Raymond P. Craig Collection of Vought A-7 Corsair II technical drawings

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2015-07-07
The collection is comprised of two very large technical drawings of a Vought A-7 Corsair II, also known as LTV A-7 Corsair II. The drawings were sent to United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Raymond P. Craig while he was in U. S. Navy Post Graduate School from the Vought Corporation on July 21, 1982. The original paper mailing tube was discarded due to condition, however, photocopies of the address label and postmark were created and are retained to preserve context. Both drawings are numbered as 80378 and seem to show the same aircraft; one is a right side view and one is a left side view.


  • 1982


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


2.5 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Biographical Note: Raymond P. Craig

Raymond P. Craig was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on February 20, 1952. Craig was in the United States Navy from 1970-1997. He attained the rank of Captain and was stationed in the Mediterranean and Indian Oceans, working with the Vought A-7E and Grumman A-6E aircraft. He obtained an Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1974 and then, in 1984, earned his Masters' in Aerospace Engineering from U.S. Naval Post Graduate School. Craig also worked at the Boeing Company as a Chief Pilot for the 737 and was responsible for the design, development, production, and fleet support of the 737. As of 2015, Raymond Craig was residing in Washington state.


Biography derived from collection materials and donor information.


No further accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

The following items have been separated from the archival component and are kept in Objects storage:

  • US Navy Tactical aviator helmet and flight bag
  • Two exposure suit liners
  • US Navy Tactical aviator oxygen mask and regulator
  • Flight suit
  • US Navy NATOPS Pocket Checklist, 1987


Guide to the Raymond P. Craig Collection of Vought A-7 Corsair II technical drawings
Completed - Level 2
J. Parent
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
2nd edition

Revision Statements

  • September 2020: Updated related agents, added accruals note.

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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