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Vought Crusader

Vought Crusader

Front of a Vought RF-8G Crusader on display at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. First flown in 1955, the F8U Crusader was the first carrier-based jet fighter to exceed 1,600 kilometers (1,000 miles) per hour. This RF-8G was the last operational Navy F-8, its career total of 7,475 flight hours is the most of any Navy Crusader built.
Galleries: Jet Planes, Other Military Equipment, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Keywords: aerospace, aviation, chantilly, crusader, jet, military, museum, nasm, national air and space museum, navy, rf-8g, rf8g, smithsonian, steven f udvarhazy center, udvarhazy, virginia, vought
Photo Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, Virginia
Photographer: Chad Cullen
Date of Photo: 06/29/2009
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D
Exposure Time: 1/160
F Number: 28/10
Original Dimensions: 4368×2912
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 38°54'40.81"N 77°26'34.98"W
Picture Number: 8739