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Chance Vought F8U (F-8) Crusader fighter

 

 

F8U-2 (F-8C) Crusader

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
F8U-1, 1962 - F-8A fighter 3/1957 - 1958 318 8/1982 Pratt & Whitney J57-P-4A engine (7348 kgf), 4 20-mm guns, 4 Sidewinder AAM or 8 127-mm Zuni rockets on 4 hull points
F8U-1E, 1962 - F-8B 1958 - 1958 130 AWG-3 radar
F8U-1P, 1962 - RF-8A recon 1958 - 1958 144 without armament and radar
F8U-2, 1962 - F-8C fighter 8/1958 - 1960 187 J57-P-16 engine (7390 kgf), 4 20-mm guns, 4 Sidewinder AAM or 8 127-mm Zuni rockets on 4 hull points, AWG-3 radar
F8U-2N, 1962 - F-8D 1960 - 1961 152 J57-P-20 radar (8165 kgf)
F8U-2NE, 1962 - F-8E fighter - bomber 9/1961 - 1/1965 286 J57-P-20A engine (8165 kgf), 4 20-mm guns, combat load (4 hull points with up to 4 Sidewinder AAM or 8 127-mm Zuni rockets; 2 wing points with up to 2 Bullpup ASM or 2 Mk43 nuclear bombs or 2 907-kg bombs or 4 454-kg bombs or 8 227-kg bombs or 12 113-kg bombs or 24 127-mm Zuni rockets), APQ-94 radar
F-8H 1966 - 1971 89 modified from F-8D J57-P-20 engine (8165 kgf), APQ-124 radar
F-8J 1966 - 1971 136 modified from F-8E J57-P-20A engine (8165 kgf), J57-P-420 engine on later planes (8891 kgf), APQ-124 radar, APQ-146 radar on later planes
F-8K 1966 - 1971 87 modified from F-8C J57-P-16 engine (7390 kgf), APQ-146 radar
F-8L 1966 - 1971 61 modified from F-8B J57-P-4A engine (7348 kgf)
RF-8G recon 1966 - 1971 73 modified from RF-8A unarmed

 

Modification F8U-2NE (F-8E)

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, combat load (4 hull points with up to 4 Sidewinder AAM or 8 127-mm Zuni rockets; 2 wing points with up to 2 Bullpup ASM or 2 Mk43 nuclear bombs or 2 907-kg bombs or 4 454-kg bombs or 8 227-kg bombs or 12 113-kg bombs or 24 127-mm Zuni rockets)

F8U-1 Crusader

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008