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Vought"s F-8 Crusader Development and Testing, Foreign Users and the XF8U-3 (Naval Fighter series, number 16) by Steve Pace

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Published by Naval Fighters .
Written in English

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  • Military

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8443929M
ISBN 100942612167
ISBN 109780942612165
OCLC/WorldCa20717539

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Subtitle of Vought F-8 Crusader says it all: "Development of the Navy's First Supersonic Jet Fighter". So don't expect an operational history of the celebrated Cold War combatant. Specialty Press' lavishly illustrated volume instead targets the inception, evolution and variants of .   First published in , this book is a squadron-by-squadron history of the "Last Gunfighter", Vought's F-8 Crusader. It covers the 69 Navy units that flew the "MiG Master" including squadron patches with additional pages on operating the Crusader in : Specialty Press. First published in , this volume puts forth the Marine squadron histories of Vought's infamous F-8 Crusader from through It covers the active duty and 9 /5(5).   First published in , the RF-8 book is one of four volumes on the famous F-8 Crusader series. The Supersonic PhotoSader first appeared in December Ultimately aircraft were produced and were operated by both the Navy and Marines.3/5(5).

  First published in , this volume puts forth the Marine squadron histories of Vought's infamous F-8 Crusader from through It covers the active duty and 9-reserve Marine squadrons that flew : Specialty Press. First published in , this book is a squadron-by-squadron history of the "Last Gunfighter," Vought's F-8 Crusader. It covers the 69 Navy units that flew the "MiG Master" including squadron patches with additional pages on operating the Crusader in Vietnam. The Crusader III book is no exception. It is an incredibly thorough evaluation and explanation of this little-known aircraft. I'm so glad I bought it. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. JCAL. out of 5 stars If you're a Crusader fan, this is a must have.5/5(9).   The photos in this edition are black and published in , the RF-8 book is one of four volumes on the famous F-8 Crusader series. The Supersonic PhotoSader first appeared in December Ultimately aircraft were produced and were operated by Brand: Specialty Press.

The Vought F-8 Crusader The Vought F-8 Crusader was a direct response to a United States Navy requirement for a modern supersonic, carrier-based fighter. Utilising nearly the identical powerplant of the North American F Super Sabre and looking like the big brother of the A-7 Corsair, the F-8 Crusader became the world's first carrier-based aircraft to break the speed of sound.   The Vought F-8 Crusader, in all its variants, remains to this day as one of the most successful military aircraft ever built. Detailed coverage of this aircraft's design and development, production, record flights, the XF8U-3 Super Crusader, significant NASA variants, and foreign operators augments the story of the F-8's : Specialty Press. Vought F-8 Crusader. The supersonic Vought Crusader was one of the first supersonic fighters, but earned the nickname ‘Last of the Gunfighters’, because when it retired it represented the end of an era. It was an accomplished dog-fighter and was equipped with four 20mm cannon and 32 .   I, myself, have written four books, and other aviation writers such as Barrett Tillman have written their F-8 histories and articles. This latest effort is an unusual book in that its author chooses to limit his attention to the Crusader’s early years, mainly its original fighter and reconnaissance prototypes.