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Photo: Larry Plourde PH2


The RF was best of the breed ... slick, big engine, lots of gas and could that thing move.
--- Dudley Moore, Crusader pilot

RF-8 Photo Gallery-- PAGE 1


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[Webmaster's Note: The photos for this section were chosen for their uniqueness, i.e., color photo, dramatic effect, or their ability to demonstrate the beauty of the RF-8 Photo Crusader]



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RF-8 144612 on the
starboard elevator
USS Saratoga 08APR63
USN photo: Bill Spidle
RF8 903 USS Enterprise
Circa late 1964
Photo - John Sees
RF-8 over USS Saratoga
Contributed: Tom Satterlee
Air-to-Air Refueling
U.S.S. Enterprise
Submitted - Tom Satterlee
RF8 roll over alps
Submitted: Tom Satterlee
RF8s over Malta
submitted: Tom Satterlee
Len Johnson landing
RF8G Shangri La -1968
submitted: Len Johnson
 
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VFP-63 RF8_G
Submitted: Len Johnson
RF8G over Mt Etna
Submitted: Len Johnson
RF-8A rolling with
a good view of camera
bay windows
Submitted: Tom Satterlee
Flight Deck RF8s
Det 65 1962
Photo- Jim Trenoskie
RF8s on flight deck
Det 65 1962
Photo - Jim Trenoskie
RF8 Sun Bathers
Det 65 1962
Photo - Jim Trenoskie
RF8's ready to launch
USS Saratoga
Chance Vought Photo
Contributed: Bill Spidle &
John McKenna
 
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RF-8G with Electronic
Counter Measures (ECM)
test package: ALQ-31 pod
Chance Vought photo
Contributed: Bill Spidle &
John McKenna
Flightdeck Ops Det 64
1962 RF8 at sea
near NAS Oceana VA
Det62 (Independence)'62
Plane Capt. Tom Bolton
Photo: Ray Wittenauer
A3 refueling RF8
Det62 (Independence) '62
Photo: Ray Wittenauer
Independence Det62 '63
Photo: Lee Schalon
RF8A Cockpit
Det 42 1966 (FDR)
Vietnam Detachmment
Photo: Norm Green
RF8-A Sidewinder
Det 42 1966 (FDR)
Vietnam Detachmment
Photo: Norm Green
 
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RF-8 145611
USS Forrestal 1959
photo: J.J. McKenna

Chance Vought TF-8A
(F8U-1P)- 2Sader
2 seat Crusader **
Contributed: Walt Quist
2 seat Crusader
TF-8A **See link below
Photo: Walt Quist
FDR RF8 launch
Med Cruise late '64
Photo: Paul Forrest VF-11
FDR launch 1964
Med Cruise
Photo: Paul Forrest VF-11
RF-8G BuNo 146901
Last Photo Crusader Built
Landing on Coral Sea
1963 WestPac VFP-63
Photo: PH1 James Bremner
A3D Skywarrier, RF-8
& F8 on USS Forrestal
Rich Dann Collection
Contributed: J.J. McKenna
 
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