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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2012, 07:03:36 AM »
John also did a USN F-8 with AIM-54s but I cannot find it.
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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2012, 02:29:37 PM »
John also did a USN F-8 with AIM-54s but I cannot find it.

WHAT!!!!
Wow I must have missed that  :icon_crap:
Wow what a payload for the Crusader!!
Did he put a big radome on it to fit the AWG-9 radar?
Or was it intended to simply be a delivery-truck of sorts - so as to get the missiles into the air, whence the F-14 Tomcat's of the fleet would illuminate and track the targets?
 
One thing is for sure - the pilot would not afford to carry his toothbrush!! For it would brake the Camels back  ;) 

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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2012, 03:53:45 PM »
Several years ago, I did up a Luftwaffe Crusader in a splinter version of the wraparound camo their Tornados used to have back in the 80s.

I didn't do any real radical changes to it, but stuck an LRMTS type blister under the fuselage between the intake lip and forward gear bay and hung a smaller Paveway laser bomb under each wing.

Any pics?

Sadly, no pics. The camera I had at the time wasn't up to taking pics of models. :(
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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2012, 07:43:36 PM »
John also did a USN F-8 with AIM-54s but I cannot find it.

WHAT!!!!
Wow I must have missed that  :icon_crap:
Wow what a payload for the Crusader!!
Did he put a big radome on it to fit the AWG-9 radar?
Or was it intended to simply be a delivery-truck of sorts - so as to get the missiles into the air, whence the F-14 Tomcat's of the fleet would illuminate and track the targets?
 
One thing is for sure - the pilot would not afford to carry his toothbrush!! For it would brake the Camels back  ;) 

M.A.D

I won an ESCI F-8E as part of a lot win and I have some Hasegawa AIM-54s so ... dump into blender, puree for 10 minutes and pour onto the deck.  ;D

My thoughts were the F-14 airframe/wings/engines etc were taking too long to integrate so they took the working AWG-9, put it in a rather large pod, mounted on it on a inboard pylon, added a RIO GIB (John's profile showed this via an itty-bitty window) and mount the AIM-54s on the other 3 available pylons.

I looked at putting the AWG-9 on the airframe but the cross section is BIG. I'd have to move the engine intake which defeats the purpose of a stop-gap solution.

And yes they pulled out the gun out to fit the in RIO. Let's call it a stop gap just to get the AIM-54 into the field. Hmmm, I wonder if there is room for a GEPOD-30?

John: Can I add this to your queue. I don't know what why I don't have a copy of your work.  :icon_crap:

 
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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2012, 08:41:29 PM »
There you go Carl.



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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2012, 02:16:26 AM »
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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2012, 06:57:36 PM »
Thanks John.
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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2012, 02:43:32 AM »
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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2012, 03:19:36 AM »
I built this some time ago.....

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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2012, 05:52:11 PM »
Any more photos?
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« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2012, 06:38:18 PM »
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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2012, 05:52:03 AM »
More Crusaders...all 1/48th Revell/Monogram.

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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2012, 05:57:14 AM »
Definitely liking the JASDF AF CAF Crusaders! 
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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2012, 09:02:37 PM »
More Crusaders.....

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« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2012, 09:05:15 PM »
Er....with pictures this time!! ::) ::)

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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2012, 02:07:41 AM »
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« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2012, 04:54:31 AM »
More.....

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« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2012, 04:56:41 AM »
...pictures  ??? ??? ::) ::)

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« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2012, 03:11:15 PM »
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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2013, 01:40:50 AM »
Being neither very original nor that hard to build put a RF-8 into U.S.A.F. or US Army during Vietnam.
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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2013, 12:18:23 PM »
A Spey powered Twosader?

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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2013, 02:01:33 PM »
A Spey powered Twosader?


Was proposed...


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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2013, 03:50:33 PM »
I had heard of it but never heard the Shorts bit nor had I seen any art work for it, would have been able to fly from a Centaur or Victorious?  (or even a Majestic)

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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2013, 06:51:33 PM »
I had heard of it but never heard the Shorts bit nor had I seen any art work for it, would have been able to fly from a Centaur or Victorious?  (or even a Majestic)

Crusaders are two heavy for Majestic class carriers but if Centaurs could fly Scimitars they should be able to fly Crusaders. Hermes and Victorious no problems.

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Re: Vought F-8 Crusader Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2013, 07:48:19 PM »
I would love to have seen Victorious under the RAN Ensign with Crusaders and Twosaders lining her flight deck.  I wonder how long she could have been retined in service, she was older than Melbourne but her modernisation was pretty close to a total rebuild and she was a sturdier design.