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Help Me Identify This Plane

Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:47 am

Its definitely not what I thought it was.

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PPGMD
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RE: Help Me Identify This Plane

Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:34 am

That should be the Vought F-8 Crusader.

See this page for more information:
http://www.vectorsite.net/avcrus.html
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petertenthije
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RE: Help Me Identify This Plane

Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:40 am

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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RE: Help Me Identify This Plane

Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:46 am

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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RE: Help Me Identify This Plane

Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:49 am

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
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RE: Help Me Identify This Plane

Sun Mar 21, 2004 7:35 am

Definately an A-7 corsair.

here is an F-8



A-7

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RE: Help Me Identify This Plane

Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:57 am

I should think the "AF" markings would be a clue, since the USAF never had any Crusaders.
 
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RE: Help Me Identify This Plane

Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:24 am

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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RE: Help Me Identify This Plane

Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:29 am

That there's a SLUF!
 
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RE: Help Me Identify This Plane

Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:21 am

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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