What was the real function of the "dog-tooth" notches in the leading edge of the wing of the Vought F8U crusader?
Vought's design team... produced... a relatively unorthodox fighter that possessed... dog-tooth notching at the wing folds for improved yaw stability
I find it hard to believe that any potential yaw stability deficit would not be addressed simply by increasing the (already ample) size of the vertical fin.
Did the "dog-tooth notches" really have anything to do with yaw stability?
- Link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vought_F-8_Crusader#Design, accessed 7/30/2023