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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2863 times:

Its definitely not what I thought it was.

http://www.image-hosting.us/easy/store/what.jpg


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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

That should be the Vought F-8 Crusader.

See this page for more information:
http://www.vectorsite.net/avcrus.html



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3389 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

no, the F8 is larger. It's the A-7 Corsair.

http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/fa7.asp

[Edited 2004-03-20 22:40:57]


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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

For some reason I was thinking A-6 when I took the picture and realized I wrong. But by looking at pics I believe Peter is right. Thanks guys.


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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

Yep it is the A-7. I didn't notice that it doesn't have the funky wing raiser that the F8 had. I was thinking the A-7, but couldn't find a site to confirm it. Here is a more informative A-7 site.

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/a-7.htm



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineGalaxy5 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2034 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

Definately an A-7 corsair.

here is an F-8



A-7




"damn, I didnt know prince could Ball like that" - Charlie Murphy
User currently offlineContact_tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

I should think the "AF" markings would be a clue, since the USAF never had any Crusaders.

User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

Definitely an A-7. Don't feel bad though, they were both made by Vought. The design of the aircraft are similiar, with the A-7 being a shorter attack version and the F-8 a longer (sexier) air to air fighter.

Got the rare chance to see the two together at this last weekends airshow. They were in unflyable condition but cool nonetheless.



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User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2702 times:

That there's a SLUF!

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D-7-CV Corsair II
70-0966
On display at the Virginia Air Museum, Richmond Intl Apt, VA.

And PPGMD that "funky wing raiser" the F-8 had is called variable-incidence, and it is really more of a fuselage-lowerer than a wing raiser. You fly the wing to the desired angle to control vertical flight path and (along with thrust) speed. If you kept the fuselage steady and "raised" the wing you would depart the flight path in most sporty fashion. Seen air-to-air the wing remains steady, the nose of the plane lowers. As the plane slows for an approach (using elevator to raise the wing angle) the pilot can still see over the nose and the intake still points forward.




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