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F-8H Crusader

2,812 KferoxL  5 months ago

!!! https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/Jb843Q/F-8H-Crusader-Fixed - This is the corrected version (Fixed "U.S. Air force" inscription on "NAVY". The rest is just like the first version.) !!!

Vought F-8 Crusader (originally F8U) is a single-engine, supersonic, carrier-based air superiority built by Vought for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, and for the French Navy. The first F-8 was ready for flight in February 1955. The F-8 served principally in the Vietnam War. The Crusader was the last American fighter with guns as the primary weapon, earning it the title "The Last of the Gunfighters".

The most innovative aspect of the design was the variable-incidence wing which pivoted by 7° out of the fuselage on takeoff and landing (not to be confused with variable-sweep wing). This allowed a greater angle of attack, increasing lift without compromising forward visibility.

VTOL-flaps and wing lift;
Ag1-hook;
Trim-Trim.

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 35.5ft (10.8m)
  • Length 54.1ft (16.5m)
  • Height 19.2ft (5.8m)
  • Empty Weight 18,823lbs (8,538kg)
  • Loaded Weight 30,085lbs (13,646kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.12
  • Wing Loading 46.3lbs/ft2 (226.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 649.2ft2 (60.3m2)
  • Drag Points 7249

Parts

  • Number of Parts 358
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    20.6k ChiChiWerx

    @KferoxL yay.

    5 months ago
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    2,812 KferoxL

    @ChiChiWerx So I added them.

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    20.6k ChiChiWerx

    Interesting build, the F-8 was known as “The Last of the Gunfighters” and, in U.S. Navy service, pretty much exclusively an air to air fighter. So it’s interesting you’d put the rocket pods on it, though it does give it some air to ground capability in SP world.

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    6,287 Bearclaw189

    Happy building, thanks for the changes@KferoxL

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    2,812 KferoxL

    @Tang0five @Bearclaw189 https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/Jb843Q/F-8H-Crusader-Fixed - This is the corrected version. I will be more attentive from now on))

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    2,812 KferoxL

    @Tang0five @Bearclaw189 okay i will redo the inscription on navy or marine🕡🌠

    5 months ago
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    This is a good replica, it looks nice and flies well. Keep up the good work. I can see you making builds that are on the same or even higher quality then this.

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    32.5k Tang0five

    Great build, trim seems upside down and she’s a handful to land. Nice attention to detail but research your build as rightly stated below it wasn’t operated by the US Air Force. If anything the lettering for ‘navy’ is a damn sight easier than ‘US air force’!

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    2,812 KferoxL

    @Bearclaw189 you're right, I made it so that there was no empty space

    5 months ago
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    6,440 OC3LOT1142

    Looks great! Nice!

    +1 5 months ago
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    Fortunate Son intensifies

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    6,287 Bearclaw189

    It’s a nice plane, unfortunately however it says US Airforce, who never operated the plane. Non the less great plane

    5 months ago
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    My favorite Vietnam War jet!

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    I saw this plane on google yesterday and wondered if it would be a good build.

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    36.0k ACEPILOT109

    @KferoxL I like this plane, alot

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    2,812 KferoxL

    @ACEPILOT109 glad trying👍😉

    5 months ago
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    36.0k ACEPILOT109

    oh yeah variable incidence (you nailed the explanation for it)

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    36.0k ACEPILOT109

    I love the wing thing, forgot what they call it but great that yuou have it! this needs to get featured!

    +1 5 months ago
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    2,812 KferoxL

    @Trainzo nice to hear that😀😀👍😁

    5 months ago
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    23.8k Trainzo

    Very nice job . Great plane .

    +1 5 months ago
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    2,812 KferoxL

    @ProcessedPlAnEs @dawson123 Thank you))

    5 months ago
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    Looks good

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    2,130 dawson123

    Epic

    +1 5 months ago