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Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III

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Source : WINGS OF FAME VOLUME 9
 

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Source : AIR ENTHUSIAST 31, total 10 pages.
 

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Tailspin Turtle said:
At long last, my F8U-3 monograph has been published by Steve Ginter. It includes details that you probably haven't seen on the F8U-3 and the Grumman Design 118 (both twin and single-engine versions), as well as information on the competition between the F8U-3 and the F4H.
Hi! I already have this wonderful book. http://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/vought-f8u-3-crusader-iiisuper-crusader

I found some pages from google image search. For example,

http://web.ipmsusa3.org/sites/default/files/reviews/vought-f8u-3-crusader-iiisuper-crusader/scan0003.jpg

Some three side view drawing.
http://combatace.com/topic/88040-aircraft-request/
Picture.
http://thetartanterror.blogspot.jp/2005/10/john-w-konrad-1923-2006.html

This airplane was a very wonderful airplane. I think the form of this airplane is Mach 3 class. Ventral fin is very large same as XF-103.
It's said that the form of this airplane also fits in with a supersonic area rule.
 

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blackkite said:
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Source : WINGS OF FAME VOLUME 9
Wanted to cry when these guys went belly up. :'(
 

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Good Day All -

I have become the happy and grateful caretaker of a significant number of 4x5 negatives of models that were tested in the LTV/Vought Low Speed Wing Tunnel (LSWT) along with a number of the test reports. As I sort thru the whole lot (guessing 4,000+ negatives), there is plenty there to share as they get scanned and identified.

Here are a few XF8U-3 images - note the earlier inlet vs. the later as produced inlet. More to come as I get them scanned...

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Second that - much appreciated, Mark!
 

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I don't suppose you found any photos of a Pluto/SLAM mockup did you? ;)
 

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Mockup, no - these are windtunnel photos. Model, probably...
 

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Hello,
Here is a 3 view plan + a whatif I produced for Le Fana de L'Aviation (article published a few years ago).
(I have a full page of whatif on the Crusader III but it's not the right place to post, you can go to my thread in the User Artwork of the forum.if you want)
Regards
Alain
Plan 3 Vues Crusader III v2.jpg
Whatifs Crusader III v4.jpg
 
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