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P&W J57
1 x 18,000 lbs.
54 ft. 3 in.
35 ft. 8 in.
17,541 lbs.
27,938 lbs.
9,633 lbs.
4- 20 mm
5,000 lbs.
575 mph
1,325 mph
32,000 fpm
58,000 feet
1,735 miles

Vought F-8 Crusader
F-8 Crusader
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The F-8 Crusader, produced by Vought, was the first production U.S. aircraft to fly at over 1,000 mph. It was the last U.S. fighter built with cannons as its primary weapons. It was the first U. S. Navy supersonic carrier based aircraft.

Unique to the F-8 Crusader was a variable incidence wing with a maximum of seven degrees up or down movement. This was utilized on take off and landing to reduce speeds. A search and fire-control radar system enabled all-weather operations.

The F-8 Crusader originally operated from the decks of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. Later versions were used by the U.S.M.C. and eventually throughout the world.

The F-8 Crusader was considered one of the best fighter aircraft of its time. Pilots praised its maneuverability.

The photo recon variant of the F-8 Crusader was instrumental in obtaining pictures during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It served the longest of all models. Its last reconnaissance mission was with the U.S. Navy Reserve in 1987.

The Vought F-8 Crusader had a 19:3 victory ratio during the Vietnam War, the best of any U.S. fighter aircraft. An interesting fact is that most of its victories did not involve cannon fire.

From 1970 through 1974 NASA modified the F-8 Crusader for experiments with wing shapes and in fly-by-wire technology.

The Philippine Air force flew the F-8 Crusader from 1977 through 1991.

The French operated the F-8 Crusader from its carriers through 2000.

A total of 1,261 F-8 Crusader aircraft of all types were produced.

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F-8 Crusader

In the photograph immediately above is the nearly completed F-8 Crusader for sale built by David Hudson (dcmodelshop.com).

Specifications are:
scale: 1/6
gross weight: 51 lbs
length: 109"
wingspan: 72"
construction: fiberglass
fully functional wing, speed brake, wheel brakes operational canopy
engine : Merlin 160 Mark II, 36 lbs thrust
fuel: Jet A.

When David flew his F-8 Crusader for the first time he reported that it felt solid in flight, but a bit nose heavy. The engine lost thrust in mid flight, causing it to go down hard, incurring extensive damage.

David is reconstructing the airplane. We will keep you posted with more pictures and David's impression of flying his new F-8 Crusader on its next flight.

F-8 Crusader

David and his dad Billy Hudson with their completed F-8 Crusader for sale.

F-8 Crusader

The F-8 Crusader for sale by the Robart Mfg. is an ARF of all composite construction with a wingspan of 60" and a length of 65". It weighs between 16 and 18 lbs. and is recommended for 12 - 14 lb. thrust turbine engines.

F-8 Crusader

The F-8 Crusader for sale from Jet Hangar Hobbies is actually an A7 based on the Vought F-8 Crusader. It is an ARF with a wingspan of 47" and a length of 57". The 1/10 scale rc airplane can be powered by 7 to 12 lb. thrust turbines.

J.D. Enterprise has a F-8 Crusader for sale for turbine or ducted fan power. Its a kit that builds to a wingspan is 51.5" and a length of 75" with a weight of approximately 14 lbs.

At You Tube Daniel Madrigal posted a video of his F-8 Crusader.

At RC Groups Thomas B posted about a F-8 Crusader project.

Madmax1965 of RC Groups posted about building his F-8 Crusader.

At RC Groups agriebil started a F-8 Crusader build thread.

J Morgan of RC Groups has a build thread for a 34" wingspan F-8 Crusader pusher prop model.

StMartin of RC Groups has a F-8 Crusader for sale.

At RC Universe bigaggy is looking for a kit of the F-8 Crusader for sale.

DCM of RC Universe mentioned the F-8 Crusader in a post.

Rider60 of RC Universe was asking aboout a F-8 Crusader for sale as a kit.

At RC Universe mugenkidd had questions about the engine in his F-8 Crusader.

If you have a favorite F-8 Crusader, please email us.