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F-8 Crusader

The F-8 was a mach 1+ fighter used mainly by the US Navy, but also saw service with the French Naval Air arm. It's unusual rotating wing was a feature that allowed it to get airborne from the shorter, older carriers. The aircraft was used as the basis for the highly acclaimed A-7 Corsair II that followed.


This F-8 was found at Davis Monthan (1999)


This F-8 was at the New England Aircraft Museum (2001)

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