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Picture of the Vought F-8J Crusader aircraft

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More: Vought F-8J Crusader
More: San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KNKX)
More: USA - California, October 6, 1979
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150302 / PP-100 The F-8J was a re-manufactured variant of the F-8E to F-8H standard, incorporating the boundary layer control system amongst other improvements. Late in her career with VFP-63, this example was retired to MASDC a couple of years later. Cockpit label reads "Cdr Taco Bell". The Crusader was not an easy aircraft to fly with a high attrition rate compared with contemporaries, but had some extraordinary qualities; it is said that several pilots successfully took off with the wings folded - presumably accidentally!
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