MiG MASTER: STORY OF THE F-8 CRUSADER. F-8's entire history. CRUSADERS HAD THE HIGHEST KILL RATIO of any U.S. fighter in VIETNAM and is the first production aircraft to exceed 1,000 mph in level flight.
MiG MASTER: Story of the F-8 Crusader. By Barrett Tillman. History of the US Navy's first supersonic jet, being the first production aircraft to exceed 1,000 mph in level flight. Crusaders had the highest kill ratio of any US fighter in Vietnam. In addition to being the nuts-and-bolts record of an airplane, this book is also a critique of US national policy vis-a-vis air warfare, with particular emphasis on lessons learned in Vietnam. 228 pages, with photos and specifications.
An operational history of one of the most capable, versatile, and long-lived aircraft in naval aviation history. Includes the F-8's entire history, from its years of design in the early 1950's to its retirement from the U.S. Navy in 1986.