Steve Pace - Vought's F-8 Crusader. Part One: Development and Testing, Foreign Users and the XF8U-3
Ginter Books | 1988 | ISBN: 0942612167 | 116 pages | PDF | 96.52 MB
Naval Fighters Series No 16
15 full-color & 262 B/W photographs, 42 illustrations, kit & decal reviews. 114 pgs. Foreign Users and F8U-3 (SC). Part 1 of 4 part set on the F-8 Crusader. Comprehensive history of design, development & testing of the Crusader-US Navy/Marine Corps Mach 1.9 jet fighter w/variable incidence wing. Details on the F8U-3, J75 powered 'Big Brother' to the F8U-1, that flew to altitudes in excess of 70,000 feet & speeds above Mach 2.3 in 1958. Also covers Philippine Air Force, French Navy, & NASA's supercritical wing aircraft. Information is provided on all F-8 & RF-8 photo-reconnaissance versions.