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Chance Vought F-8 Crusader fighter

 

 

F-8C Crusader

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
F-8E(FN) fighter - bomber 1964 - 1965 42 1999 J57-P-20A engine (8165 kgf), 4 20-mm guns, 2268 kg combat load (4 hull points with up to 4 Sidewinder AAM or 8 127-mm Zuni rockets or 2 R.550 Magic or R.530 AAM or 2 Bullpup ASM or 2 AS.39 Exocet ASM or 2 907-kg bombs or 4 454-kg bombs or 8 227-kg bombs or 12 113-kg bombs), APQ-94 radar

 

Modification F-8E(FN)

Wing span, m

10.72

Length, m

16.61

Height, m

4.80

Wings area, m2

32.50

Empty mass, kg

8090

Full flying-off mass, kg

15468
Engine 1 Pratt & Whitney J57-P-20A

Force, kgf

8165
Maximal speed, km/h 1802
Cruise speed, km/h  
Flying range, km 2292
Vertical speed, m/s 28.4
Maximal altitude, m 12192
Complement 1
Armament 4 20-mm guns, 2268 kg combat load (4 hull points with up to 4 Sidewinder AAM or 8 127-mm Zuni rockets or 2 R.550 Magic or R.530 AAM or 2 Bullpup ASM or 2 AS.39 Exocet ASM or 2 907-kg bombs or 4 454-kg bombs or 8 227-kg bombs or 12 113-kg bombs)

F-8E(FN) Crusader

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009