Vought F-8J 'Crusader'

Notes: Remanufactured F-8E. Increased fuselage strength, boundary layer control (BLC) , increased wing fatigue life, AN/APQ-124 radar.
  Base model:F-8
  Equivalent to: F-8E
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
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  Length: 54' 3" 16.5 m
  Height:15' 9" 4.8 m
  Wingspan: 35' 8" 10.8 m
  Wingarea: 350.0 sq ft 32.5 sq m
  Empty Weight: 17,836 lb 8,088 kg
  Gross Weight: 34,100 lb 15,464 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney J57-P-20A (A/B 18,000Lb)
  Thrust (each):10,700 lb 4,852 kg

  Range: 1,425 miles 2,294 km
  Cruise Speed: 570 mph 917 km/h 495 kt
  Max Speed: 1,322 mph 2,128 km/h 1,150 kt
  Climb: 27,200 ft/min 8,290 m/min
  Ceiling: 52,350 ft 15,956 m

Examples of this type may be found at
Kalamazoo Aviation History MuseumKalamazooMichigan

F-8J on display

Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Sidney Jacobsen
 Estero, FL
I was an electrician troubleshooter (Checker) with VF-24. We were aboard the Hancock on her 1970-71 West-Pac cruise. My partner Prentis Wahlert and our other dear friend Edward Pitcher are now both gone, but over the years we had many good memories about the F-8 Crusader, and our adventures on the ship and the Western Pacific. God Bless our Shipmates who are no longer with us, and care for those on duty now.
02/03/2011 @ 16:48 [ref: 35926]
 Roy Pivek
 , OR
Served '69 to '73 in VF 124 and VF 191. Like almost everyone else qualified as a plane captain before moving up to into the squadron. Deployed on the Oriskany for westpac cruise.
01/14/2011 @ 10:48 [ref: 35649]
 Mark Wick
 , CO
I served aboard the USS Oriskany 1971-1972 with VF-194.
Night ops are the best with the f-8. nothing will get the juices flowing faster than a night burner run off the starbord cat,I also served with VF-124 at NAS Miramar from 1970 to 1971. that two position wing and afterburner made her a shit hot bird! No wonder they called the f-8 the MIG MASTER
02/16/2009 @ 20:11 [ref: 23747]
 Mike Pulliam
 Tracy, CA
Served in VF-24 as a final checker trouble shooter for airframes in 1972 until they transitioned from the F-8j to F-14 Tomcats in 1975. At that point I went to an A-6 squadron (VA-145) until my time ran out in 1976.

Still love the way the F-8 looked in the air.

Mike Pulliam

09/23/2004 @ 20:33 [ref: 8323]


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