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F8U-3 Crusader III

Manufacturer Chance-Vought Aircraft, Inc.
Type Carrier-based fighter
Crew1 Pilot
wingspan 38 feet 11 inches
length 58 feet 8 inches
height 16 feet 4 inches
wing area 450 square feet
EngineOne Pratt & Whitney J75-P-5A/6 turbojet, 16,500 lb.s.t. dry, 29,500 lb.s.t. with afterburning
Maximum speed 1457 mph (Mach 2.21) at 50,000 feet, 800 mph (Mach 1.05) at sea level
Crising speed 575 mph
Stalling speed 154 mph
Initial climb rate 32,500 feet
Combat ceiling 51,500 feet
service ceiling 60,000 feet
Combat range 645 miles
Maximum range 2044 miles
Maximum fuel 2036 US gallons
Weights: 21,862 pounds empty, 32,318 pounds combat, 37,856 pounds gross, 38,772 pounds maximum takeoff.
armament armament three AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missiles. carried in slots cut into each lower side of the fuselage and on the fuselage belly just behind the forward landing gear. In addition, four AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles could also be carried.

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