Vought DF-8A Crusader


Vought DF-8A Crusader (1957-1967 US Navy)
Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA
February 21, 2008

1,219 F-8 Crusaders were built.  This aircraft was a carrier based fighter.  This aircraft suffered from a “high mishap rate”.  This particular aircraft has been modified to serve as a “drone controller”.  The F-8 had a maximum speed of 1,225 mp.h. and a service ceiling of 58,000 feet.

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