USS MIDWAY MUSEUM- SAN DIEGO-  F-8 Crusader

USS MIDWAY MUSEUM- SAN DIEGO- REVIEW

The F-8 Crusader (originally F8U) was a single-engine aircraft carrier-based air superiority fighter aircraft built by Vought. It replaced the Vought F-7 Cutlass. The first F-8 prototype was ready for flight in February 1955, and was the last American fighter with guns as the primary weapon, principally serving in the Vietnam War. The RF-8 Crusader was a photo-reconnaissance development and operated longer in U.S. service than any of the fighter versions. RF-8s played a crucial role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, providing essential low-level photographs impossible to acquire by other means. US Naval Reserve units continued to operate the RF-8 until 1987.

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Comment by Familyigloo Editor on March 29, 2011 at 3:44am
USS Midway Museum -San Diego
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Age Range: 6 and up
Fun for kids 3/5
Educational Value 5/5
Price to Quality Ratio 4/5
Stroller Friendliness: 3/5
Safety : 4/5
Parking: 5/5


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