VOUGHT F8U-l (F-8A) "Crusader"

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F8U Crusader
The change in aircraft nomenclature eg F8U-1 Crusader to F-8A Crusader happened in October 1962

The F8A Crusader was one of the most Able, successful and Deadly Fighter Jet to be launched from the Flight Deck of Hancock and other Aircraft Carriers before and during  the Vietnam conflict.

Onboard Squadrons of CAG-21 featuring this Aircraft were

VF-211 - Fighting Checkmates

VFP-63 Det Lima

F8U about to launch
An F8A preparing for launch


Quarter Deck