Aircraft 145557 Data

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Vought F-8K Crusader C/N 480

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  • 145557 @ IAD - Visitors to the Transpo 72 static park were invited to have a Happy Day by VMF-321. - by Peter Nicholson by Peter Nicholson @ IAD
  • 145557 @ IAD - Coded MG-11, this VMF-321 Crusader from Andrews AFB was in the static park of Transpo 72 held at Dulles Airport. - by Peter Nicholson by Peter Nicholson @ IAD

Airframe Info

Model:F-8K Crusader    Search all Vought F-8K
Year built:0000
Construction Number (C/N):480
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing single engine
Number of Seats:1
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:Turbojet
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P-20A


Registration Number:145557
Alternative Code/Name:MG-11


Owner:United States Marine Corps
United States

User Comments

Jack Hayes, 2009-08-20 00:00:00
 I was the plane captain for this aircraft at PAX River. Lt. Knutson was the assigned pilot. He was shot down in vietnam and is pictured along side of the F8U in the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola. I took alot of pride in this bird and used to wax and clean it every weekend. John Glenn also flew it in high altitude test. I think it was in prep for the space program.
Jack Hayes, 2010-01-17 00:00:00
 I was the plane captain for this aircraft at NATC PAX River. It was flown once by John Glenn. The regular test pilot was Lt Knutson. This was a really good bird and I totaly enjoyed working on it. Wish I could go back to those days!