USA - Marine Corps Vought F-8E Crusader 150920
Gerard van Oostrom
Image ID: 1083267
Operator: USA - Marine Corps - 150920
Aircraft: Vought - F-8E Crusader
Airport: USA - California - Miramar MCAS - Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2018-5-2 by Jetzguy [Contact]
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(11.7.2018, 22:52 CET)
This F-8E Crusader still looks sharp and ready to fly. With the castering nose gear these jets had an awful safety record during their carrier service. However, on more than one occasion, they successfully launched and recovered from carriers with folded wings when the wing setting was missed by the pilot prior to launch. Not sure how that could get missed by anyone but it happened more than once.