Chance-Vought F-8 Crusader

Fighter

Chance-Vought F-8K Crusader US Navy (USN) BuNo 147030 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Vought F8U / F-8 Crusader is a single-engined single-seat carrier-based jet fighter aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Chance Vought Aircraft Inc., later Ling-Temco Vought (LTV). The F-8 Crusader was operated in large numbers as reconnaissance aircraft.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney J57-P-20A
Engine Power
dry/with Afterburner
47,6 / 80,1 kN10700 / 18000 lbf
Speed1802 km/h973 kts
  1120 mph
Service Ceiling17.678 m58.000 ft
Range1.609 km869 NM
1.000 mi.
Empty Weight8.090 kg17.836 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight15.442 kg34.044 lbs
Wing Span10,72 m35 ft 2 in
Wing Area34,8 m375 ft
Length16,61 m54 ft 6 in
Height4,80 m15 ft 9 in
First Flight25.03.1955
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1261
ICAO CodeF8
Data for (Version)Chance-Vought F-8E Crusader

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Reg.: 144617
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