This Day in Aviation History
June 2nd, 1958
First flight of the Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III.
The Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III was an aircraft developed by Chance Vought as a successor to the successful Vought F-8 Crusader program and as a competitor to the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. Though based in spirit on the F8U-1 and F8U-2, and sharing the older aircraft’s designation in the old Navy system, the two aircraft shared few parts….
Wikipedia, Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III: http://gstv.us/1HHAHWd
YouTube, The Vought XF8U-3 Crusader: http://gstv.us/1HHAORI
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