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2017-11-20

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VOUGHT  F8U  Crusader

 
     
  The story which didn't happen ... outside Atlantic Air Combat  
     
  See also : AAC Data Sheet
 
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INTRODUCTION

The F8U2 Crusader is a "key" aircraft in AAC, for it being a multipurpose supersonic aircraft.  As it was in the real life it will be available both with the US and the French navies.   The type was also used by the Philippines Air Force, but this is beyond the scope of AAC, as are the various airframe re-construction programmes (RF8G, F8H, F8J, F8K, F8L)

QTY

<1962

>1962

AAC

Name

Notes

1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967

218

F8U1

F-8A

F8U1A

Crusader

FFAR

1956 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>

144

F8U1P

RF-8A

F8U1P15

Coroner

Recce

1957   1957 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> RF8G >> >>

130

F8U1E

F-8B

F8U1B

Crusader

FFAR

1958     1958 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> F8L

187

F8U2

F-8C

F8U2C25

Coroner

FFAR

1958     1958 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> F8K

152

F8U2N

F-8D

F8U2D

Crusader

-

1960         1960 >> >> >> >> >> >> F8H

286

F8U2NE

F-8E

F8U2E

Crusader

-

1962             1962 >> >> >> >> F8J

42

-

F-8E(FN)

F8U2F

Crusader

R530

1964 1997               1964 >> >> >>

(35)

-

F-8H

-

Crusader

-

1978 1988                      

There will be two variants in AAC :

F8U2C25 (F-8C)

This variant is chosen because of its FFAR tray - no much use in aerial combat but a "nice-have" in air-to-ground warfare

Its AAC interpretation will add the air-to-ground capacities it acquired in later reconstructions, and will be able to carry underwing drop tanks (something tested but not implemented)

As it did for real, the Crusader will carry up to 4×AIM-9B, and/or AIM-9C or 2×R530 (French aircrafts only)

The AAC iteration of the Crusader will be able to carry the AIM-7C Sparrow (under the wings only)

F8U2P10 (RF-8A)

The AAC recce version will also be able to carry the same set up of underwing fuel and fuselage mounted missiles, (AIM-9B only as this reconnaissance variant doesn't have any radar

Last but not least, both variants will be equipped with the retractable in-flight refueling probe.  The F8U2C Crusader will be available "for purchase" rather than be a "default" aircraft.

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

With AAC referring to a slightly different mass ratio for fuel and ammunition, weights are thus re-calculated the AAC way...

F8U Crusader   F8U-1
F-8A
F8U-1E
F-8B
F8U-2
F-8C
F8U-2N
F-8D
F8U-2NE
F-8E
F8U-2NE
F-8E(FN)
F8U2C25 MTOW F8U-1P
RF-8A
F8U1P15 MTOW

Length

-

54'03" 54'03" 54'03" 54'03" 54'03" 54'03" 54'03"   54'03" 54'03"  

Span

-

35'08" 35'08" 35'08" 35'08" 35'08" 35'08" 35'08"   35'08" 35'08"  

Span

folded

                     

Height

-

15'09" 15'09" 15'09" 15'09" 15'09" 15'09" 15'09"   15'09" 15'09"  

Weight

empty

15513.lb 15513.lb 16483.lb 17541.lb 17836.lb 17836.lb 17836.lb 17836.lb 15513.lb 15513.lb 15513.lb
Weight: CREW 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 200.lb 1 1 200.lb

Engine

-

J57P04 J57P04 J57P16 J57P20 J57P20 J57P20 J57P20   J57P4 J57P20  

Power

dry

10000 lbf 10000 lbf 10700 lbf 10700 lbf 10700 lbf 10700 lbf 10700 lbf   10000 lbf 10700 lbf  

Power

extra

16200 lbf 16200 lbf 16900 lbf 18000 lbf 18000 lbf 18000 lbf 18000 lbf   16200 lbf 18000 lbf  

Speed

max

880.kn 880.kn 960.kn 1067.kn 984.kn 984.kn 1067.kn   880.kn 1067.kn  

Speed (Mach)

[@35000.ft]

1.53 1.53 1.67 1.86 1.72 1.72 1.86   1.53 1.86  

Speed

cruise

495.kn 495.kn 495.kn 495.kn 478.kn 478.kn 495.kn   495.kn 495.kn  

Speed

landing

108.kn 108.kn 108.kn 112.kn 120.kn 100.kn 100.kn   108.kn 100.kn  

Speed

stall

135.kn 135.kn 135.kn 141.kn 154.kn 128.kn 128.kn   135.kn 128.kn  

Climb.rate

(ft/min)

20000 20000 21700 ?? 27200 27200 27200   20000 27200  

Ceiling

-

51.500ft 51.500ft 52000.ft 53400.ft 59000.ft 59000.ft 59000.ft   51.500ft 59000.ft  

Range

(indicative)

1280.nm 1280.nm 1295.nm 1509.nm 1238.nm 1238.nm 1295.nm   1280.nm 1295.nm  

Fuel internal

USgal

1253.US 1253.US 1273.US 1348.US 1348.US 1348.US 1273.US   1253.US 1273.US  

Fuel internal

gallons

1045.gal 1045.gal 1061.gal 1124.gal 1124.gal 1124.gal 1061.gal 8064.lb 1045.gal 1061.gal 8064.lb

Guns : M12

20mm (rpg)

4×144 4×144 4×144 4×125 4×125 4×120 4×144 330.lb // //  

FFAR: internal

-

32x70mm 32x70mm 32x70mm // // // 32x70mm 967.lb // //  

Radar

-

APG30 APS67 APS67 APQ83 APQ94 APQ104 APQ94   // //  

IRD

-

// // // // AAS15 AAS15 AAS15   // //  
Weight: COMBAT 23659.lb 23659.lb 24347.lb 25098.lb 28000.lb 28000.lb 27397.lb 23659.lb 23777.lb

Pylon : fuselage

Alternatives

                     

Pylon : fuselage

4× AIM9B/C

2×155.lb 4×155.lb 4×155.lb 4×155.lb 4×155.lb 4×155.lb 4×155.lb   2×155.lb 2×155.lb 310.lb

Pylon : fuselage

Zuni

// // // // 880.lb 880.Lb 880.lb 880.lb // //  

Pylon : fuselage

2× R530

// // // // // 860.lb 860.lb   // //  

Pylon : wings

Alternatives

                     

Pylon : wings

2× 2000.lb

// // // // 4000.lb 4000.lb 4000.lb   // 4000.lb  

Pylon : wings

2× 300 USgal

// // // // 4216.lb 4216.lb 4216.lb 4216.lb // 4216.lb 4216.lb

Pylon : wings

2× AGM12C

// // // // 3568.lb 3568.lb 3568.lb   // 3568.lb  

Weight: MTOW

27468.lb 27468.lb 27838.lb 29000.lb 34100.lb 34100.lb 32493.lb 27468.lb 28803.lb

DETAILED AAC SPECIFICATIONS

Aircraft.ID                      
Aircraft.NAME                      
DETAILS                      
Category                      
Genre     Seaplane                
Sub-Genre     Vintage                
Carrier.Capable     YES/NO                
Launch=No.catap     YES/NO -              
Propulsion:     Piston Jet Turbine Rocket          
SPECIFICATIONS                    
Length     metre or Imp 0.00m              
Span     metre or Imp 0.00m              
Height     metre or Imp 0.00m              
Speed:rotation     knot:F35×1.0

000.kn

             
Speed:takeoff     knot:F35×1.2

000.kn

             
Speed:max     knot

000.kn

             
Speed:cruise     knot 000.kn              
Speed:stall/F00     knot 00.kn              
Speed:stall/F15     knot 00.kn              
Speed:stall/F35     knot 00.kn              
Speed:approach     knot:F35×1.4 00.kn              
Speed:landing     knot 00.kn              
Climb.rate     feet/minute 0000.ft/m              
Ceiling     feet 0000.ft              
TakeOff.Run     metre 000.m              
LandingRun Brakes   metre 000.m              
LaindingRun Reverse   metre -              
LaindingRun Chute   metre -              
EQUIPMENT                    
Avionics:Radar     ID                
Avionics:IRST     ID                
Avionics:Warning     ID                
Engine-1.ID     ID ID              
Engine-1.Nbr   Q Total 1              
Engine-1.Pwr.Max Military   hp or lbf 0.hp              
Engine-1.Pwr.Xtra Afterbrn   hp or lbf 0.hp              
Engine:Propeller Diam   metre or Imp 0.00m              
Engine:Propeller Blades   number 1              
Engine-1:SFC1 Mass   lbs/hr*hp 0.000              
Engine-1:SFC2 Volume   gal/hr*lbf 0.000              
Engine-1:SFC1 Mass   lbs/hr*hp -              
Engine-1:SFC2 Volume   gal/hr*lbf -              
Engine-1:Reverse     YES/NO                
IFR:boom Fixed   YES/NO                
IFR:boom Retract   YES/NO                
IFR:receptacle     YES/NO                
IFR:receptacle Doors   YES/NO                
Air.Brakes     YES/NO                
Flaps     YES/NO                
Landing.Gear     YES/NO                
Landing.Gear Retract   YES/NO                
Arresting.Hook     YES/NO                
Brake.Chute     YES/NO                
Powered.Wingfold     YES/NO                
Canopy.Opening InFlight   YES/NO                
Navigation.Lights     YES/NO YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Fire.Extinguisers Engines   YES/NO                
Bomb/Cargo.Doors     YES/NO                
Search.Light     YES/NO                
Egress.Procedure     Eject/Bail                
INTERNAL WEAPONS                    
Recce.Pack Inbuilt   YES/NO                
Guns:fwd.firing/T1 cal Q Gun.ID                
Guns:fwd.firing/T2 cal Q Gun.ID                
Guns:fwd.firing/T3 cal Q Gun.ID                
Gun.Turret:Nose cal Q Gun.ID                
Gun.Turret:Dorsal cal Q Gun.ID                
Gun.Turret:Ventral cal Q Gun.ID                
Gun.Turret:Waist cal Q Gun.ID                
Gun.Turret:Tail cal Q Gun.ID                
FFAR ID   FFAR.ID                
FUEL:INTERNAL                    
Fuel:Internal Std   Imp.Gal                
Fuel:Internal Extra   Imp.Gal                
WEIGHTS & LOADS                    
Weight:Empty     lb                
Crew: 200 lb/@ Q lb                
Fuel:Internal 0000.gal ×7.6 lb                
Guns:fwd.firing/T1 000.rpg Q lb                
Guns:fwd.firing/T2 000.rpg Q lb                
Guns:fwd.firing/T3 000.rpg Q lb                
Gun.Turret:Nose 000.rpg Q lb                
Gun.Turret:Dorsal 000.rpg Q lb                
Gun.Turret:Ventral 000.rpg Q lb                
Gun.Turret:Waist 000.rpg Q lb                
Gun.Turret:Tail 000.rpg Q lb                
FFAR Q Q lb                
Payload:Internal     lb                
Pylon:Wing Tip port T1                
HVAR:   port R1 R3 R5 R7                
Pylon:Wing Outer port W5                
Pylon:Wing Central port W3                
Pylon:Wing Inner port W1                
Pylon:Fuselage Outer port F3                
Pylon:Fuselage Inner port F1                
Pylon:Fuselage Central   F0                
Pylon:Fuselage Inner stb F2                
Pylon:Fuselage Outer stb F4                
Pylon:Wing Inner stb W2                
Pylon:Wing Central stb W4                
Pylon:Wing Outer stb W6                
HVAR:   stb R2 R4 R6 R8                
Pylon:Wing Tip stb T2                
Bomb/Cargo.Bay Wings port B1                
Bomb/Cargo.Bay Fusel fwd BF                
Bomb/Cargo.Bay Fusel ctrl BC                
Bomb/Cargo.Bay Fusel aft BA                
Bomb/Cargo.Bay Wings stb B2                
Passengers 260 lb/@ Q lb                
Weight:Total     lb                
Weight:MTOW     lb - - - - - - - -
SPECIAL LOADS                    
Weight:Empty     lb                
 
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