Osprey's learn of the position performed by means of F-8 Crusader devices within the Vietnam struggle (1955-1975). recognized to its pilots because the 'last of the gunfighters' because of its quartet of Colt-Browning Mk 12 20 mm cannon, the F-8 Crusader was once numerically the main populous fighter within the US army initially of America's involvement within the Vietnam clash in 1964 – a few 482 F-8C/D/Es outfitted 17 frontline devices. It loved nice good fortune opposed to North Vietnamese Mig-17s and Mig-21s through the Rolling Thunder crusade of 1965-68, formally downing 18 jets, which represented fifty three in keeping with cent of all Mig claims lodged by means of military squadrons in this interval.
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