Aviation Photo #0625373 Vought F-8J Crusader - USA - Navy

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How are the mighty fallen! When she entered service in 1961 as an F-8E Crusader she was the ultimate all-weather shipboard fighter. Later converted to the F-8J mark this "Gunfighter" would have been ultimately replaced by the F-4 Phantom and put into storage in MASDC. In late 1987 she was sold on to the UAC scrapyard where she was reduced to a hulk when this photo was taken in late 1999.
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    Michael Baldock
    USA - Navy
    Vought F-8J Crusader
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    Tucson - Davis-Monthan AFB (Municipal)
    October 1999
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