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The war had nothing to do with the F-8 demise

June 7 2012 at 7:51 PM
Ron M  (Login ronsm)
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Response to The Crusader and the F-105 lives seemed really shorten by that War

Like Rex said, the only reason it was kept around was because they couldn't use the F-4 on Essex class carriers. When they were gone, theyvhad no reasoon to keep the F-8 as fighters. I think they kept a few RF-8s a little longer. Remember that it was the plan to replace the F-8 with either the Crusader 3 or Phantom II before the U.S. involvement in Viet Nam war began. The F-8 was a good plane, the F-4 was better.

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