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How Super Crusader got his nose

flateric

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If you think that F8U-3 nose looks funny, you ever can't imagine what variants were studied along with the final version...they were, say, groovy

TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM X-14
AN INVESTIGATION OF AN UNDERSLUNG NOSE INLET WITH VARJOUS
NOSE CONFIGURATIONS AT MACH NUMBERS FROM 1.55 TO 2.23
By Norman E. Sorensen and Rex R. Ellington
Arnes Research Center
Moffett Field, Calif.
 

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Thanks for the images Gregory, very interesting!

Here's a few F8U-3 drawings from the Vought collection to show the nose it was born with ;D

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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TsrJoe said:
any thoughts as to what this one represents ...

cheers, Joe Cherrie

http://www.afapo.hq.af.mil/Presentation/Common/artcollection.cfm?MAIN_ID=2&CAT_ID=355&GROUP_ID=380&IMAGE_LIST=13

Looks like it has the old NASA 'swoosh' on the fuselage...

Didn't NASA have a laminar wing Crusader?

Starviking
 
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