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Epic Battle Between F-4 Phantom and F-8 Crusader Was One For The Ages

This is a scene we’ll never see live ever again.

There is nothing quite like a dogfight between two great aircraft and this video gives us just that. The F8 Crusader and the F4 Phantom, two absolute classics and greats, and a constant rivalry between pilots of each air craft. This is an amazing back and forth video example when two kings of the sky meet.

The Vought created F8 Crusader was used both within the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the 1950’s. Dubbed “The last of the gunfighters,” the crusader had the ability to travel at Mach 1.2 and a large Pratt & Whitney turbojet engine to run it all. Equipped with a 20 mm Cannon in later versions, there was also a decent fire power and the aircraft continued to operate over 40 years.

On the other hand, you have the F4 Phantom was a late 1950’s creation and produced by McDonnell Douglas. The phantom was also used by the United States Navy and Marine Corps, but also by the United States Air Force. It could travel speeds greater than Mach 2. The fighter was finally retired from active USAF service on December 21, 2016.

Round one…fight!

When it comes down to it, both aircraft served their intended purposes well and were greats of their times. This certainly is an interesting video. We won’t spoil it for you. We’ll let you watch how it ends!

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