Wikipedia says that the F-8 was to have
a landing speed of no more than 100 mph (160 km/h)
This web page says that the F-8 did have
Stalling speed 157 mph.
The two don't explicitly discuss exactly the same thing, but I do note that e.g. the quoted cruise speed of 570 mph agrees on both. Unfortunately, neither page seems to specify the actual landing speed of the final aircraft.
From an aerodynamics perspective, this doesn't really make sense to me: it seems awfully difficult, to not say outright impossible, to have a stall speed that is significantly higher than the landing speed. Intuitively, the two should be just about the same, or the landing speed should be higher than the stall speed.
- Did the F-8 actually have a stall speed of around 1.6 times its landing speed as suggested?
- Is that even possible?
- What were the stall and landing speeds of the F-8?