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Vought XF7U-3 Cutlass

Vought XF7U-3 Cutlass

Chance Vought F7U Cutlass

Picture of Chance Vought Cutlass Jet Fighter Plane and information

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U.S. aircraft carrier USS Enterprise is shown en route to its homeport following an extended deployment October 29, 2001 that included missi...

A piece of history down memory lane. On October Aircraft carriers USS Enterprise, USS Independence, USS Essex, and USS Randolph took part in blockading Cuba at the height of he Cuban Missile Crisis.

My great uncle was aboard this ship and died with many others. USS Bismarck Sea (CVE-95) The last aircraft carrier lost in WWII. Went down off the coast of Iwo Jima Feb 21, 1945.

USS Bismarck Sea circa A Casablanca class escort carrier, she was launched in April, 1944 by Kaiser in Vancouver, Washington. Only 10 months later she would be sunk in action, the eleventh and last American aircraft carrier lost during World War II.

The Vought F-8 Crusader was a single-engine, supersonic, carrier-based air superiority jet aircraft[2] built by Vought for the United States Navy and Marine Corps, replacing the Vought F7U Cutlass, and for the French Navy. The first F-8 prototype was ready for flight in February 1955. The F-8 served principally in the Vietnam War. The Crusader was the last American fighter with guns as the primary weapon, earning it the title "The Last of the Gunfighters".[3]

A Vought Crusader on display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas (United States).

Vought F7U 3M Cutlass

The Cutlass' performance suffered due to a lack of sufficient engine thrust; consequently, its carrier landing and takeoff performance was notoriously poor. The was known to flame out in rain, a very serious fault.