In Vought's first international sale, 60 were sold to the Hellenic Air Force. Designated the A-7H, the only significant departure from the A-7E configuration was the deletion of inflight refueling and addition of the electrically started gas turbine engine starter employed on the A-7D. Following first flight on 6 May 1975, A-7H deliveries took place over a 2-year period beginning in the summer of 1975. During the same period, the TA-7C (a two-place trainer version) was under development. Impressed by the features of the two-place TA-7C, the Greek government placed an order for five of this model and designated it the TA-7H. Like the single-place airplane, the 2-place version lacked only inflight refueling. Deliveries took place between July and December 1980. A total of 65 A-7's were purchased, and the A-7H fleet is still flying today.
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