F-8E

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Rank 6 USA
F-5C Pack
F-8E
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GarageImage F-8E.jpg
F-8E
Research:340 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:930 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The F-8E Crusader is a rank VII American jet fighter with a battle rating of 10.0 (AB) and 10.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Direct Hit".

General info

Flight performance

Arrestor gear
Accelerates braking by grabbing the brake cable on the deck of the aircraft carrier
Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 10 668 m2 110 km/h
Turn time29 s
Max altitude16 310 m
EnginePratt & Whitney J57-P-20
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight15 t

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 10,068 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 2,041 2,087 16310 28.0 30.6 1371.1 98.1 1828
Upgraded ___ ___ __._ __._ __._ __._

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
0 428 1,169 N/A 570 ~__ ~__
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< ___ < ___ < ___ N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Basic mass Wing loading (full fuel)
Pratt & Whitney j57-P-20 1 _,___ kg ___ kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type _m fuel __m fuel __m fuel
___ kg _____ _,___ kg _,___ kg _,___ kg _,___ kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB/SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (___%/WEP)
Condition 100% ___%/WEP __m fuel __m fuel __m fuel MTOW
Stationary ___ kgf ___ kgf _.__ _.__ _.__ _.__
Optimal ___ kgf
(_ km/h)
___ kgf
(_ km/h)
_.__ _.__ _.__ _.__

Survivability and armour

Flares/Chaff
Aircraft countermeasures to distract IR and radar-guided missiles and also AA radar
Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural0 km/h
Gear428 km/h

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 880 → 3 263 Sl icon.png
RB11 920 → 20 693 Sl icon.png
SB8 810 → 15 294 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications486 000 Rp icon.png
450 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 800 Ge icon.png
Crew training260 000 Sl icon.png
Experts930 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 080 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
90 / 220 / 350 % Sl icon.png
232 / 232 / 232 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods jet compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
620 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
620 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
mk_12_mod3_belt_pack
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
FFAR Mighty Mouse
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods heli false thermal targets.png
Flares/Chaff
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk81
Research:
16 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
15 000 Sl icon.png
310 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon block rocket.png
LAU-33
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9B
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk82
Research:
22 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods weapon.png
mk_12_mod3_new_gun
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9C
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk83
Research:
24 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
22 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods agm missile.png
AGM-12B Bullpup
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
620 Ge icon.png
Mods air to air missile.png
AIM-9D
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
620 Ge icon.png
Mods pilon bomb.png
Mk84
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
620 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition576 rounds
Fire rate996 shots/min

The F-8E is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm Browning-Colt Mk12 Mod 3 cannons, cheek-mounted (144 rpg = 576 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups40
List of setups
Setup 12 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 24 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 34 x AIM-9C Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 42 x AIM-9C Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 54 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
Setup 68 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 72 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 82 x AIM-9C Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 92 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
4 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 102 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
Setup 112 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 122 x 2000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bomb
Setup 138 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 1412 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 15114 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
Setup 1624 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 174 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
24 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 184 x AIM-9C Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
24 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 194 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
24 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 2028 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
Setup 214 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
Setup 224 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
Setup 234 x AIM-9C Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
Setup 244 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
2 x AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
Setup 254 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
12 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 264 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
12 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 274 x AIM-9C Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
12 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 284 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
12 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bomb
Setup 294 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
8 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 304 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
8 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 314 x AIM-9C Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
8 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 324 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
8 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bomb
Setup 334 x AIM-9D Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 344 x AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 354 x AIM-9C Sidewinder air-to-air missiles
2 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Setup 364 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
2 x 1000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bomb
Maximum number of loops have been performed

The F-8E can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 4 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 4 x AIM-9C Sidewinder missiles
  • 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 8 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 4 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 2 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 4 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 2 x AIM-9C Sidewinder missiles
  • 4 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 2 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles
  • 2 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs (4,000 lb total)
  • 12 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs (3,000 lb total)
  • 114 x FFAR Mighty Mouse rockets
  • 24 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 24 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 24 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 4 x AIM-9C Sidewinder missiles
  • 24 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets + 4 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 28 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 4 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 4 x AIM-9C Sidewinder missiles
  • 2 x AGM-12B Bullpup missiles + 4 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets
  • 12 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (3,000 lb total)
  • 12 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs + 4 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles (3,000 lb total)
  • 12 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs + 4 x AIM-9C Sidewinder missiles (3,000 lb total)
  • 12 x 250 lb LDGP Mk 81 bombs + 4 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets (3,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (4,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs + 4 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles (4,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs + 4 x AIM-9C Sidewinder missiles (4,000 lb total)
  • 8 x 500 lb LDGP Mk 82 bombs + 4 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets (4,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs + 4 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs + 4 x AIM-9C Sidewinder missiles (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 1,000 lb LDGP Mk 83 bombs + 4 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets (2,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs + 4 x AIM-9D Sidewinder missiles (4,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs + 4 x AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles (4,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs + 4 x AIM-9C Sidewinder missiles (4,000 lb total)
  • 2 x 2,000 lb LDGP Mk 84 bombs + 4 x Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP rockets (4,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Numerous payload options, including ground attack options

Cons:

  • Fragile wings, can easily rip at high speeds and hard turns.
  • Very likely to set on fire because of the fuel tank placement

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.


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