Aviation Photo #0771732
Vought F-8H Crusader - Philippines - Air Force
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An ex US Navy F-8H Crusader awaiting delivery to the Philippine Air Force. This is a F8U-2N (F-8D) remanufactured in 1967 as a F-8H. In 1977 the Philippine Air Force bought 35 of these aircraft. These fighters were operational until January 1988, when they were withdrawn and placed the in open storage at Basa Air Base. The the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991 badly damaged the stored aircraft.
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