Tag: F-8

Some great old footage of F-4 Phantom IIs, A-5 Vigilantes and F-8 Crusaders; enjoy!

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It’s Friday; time for fun. Here is the SU-35 performing at the Paris Airshow. Truly an amazingly maneuverable aircraft. In the days of Phantoms and Crusaders, even the Eagle; agility like this wasn’t even dreamed of in a fighter. chip

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I grew up in St Louis, just down the road from McDonnell Douglass where F-4 Phantom II fighters were built. My parents would take me to the airport observation lot, and we’d watch the smoky Phantoms rip up the sky. …

The Last Gunfighter; the F-8 Crusader Read More »

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