Questions tagged [vought-f8-crusader]

For questions about the Vought F-8 Crusader, a US fighter jet from the 1950s.

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Did the F-8 have a stall speed of 1.6x its landing speed?

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 ...
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What are the advantages of a variable-incidence wing as used in the F-8?

What are the advantages of a variable-incidence wing as used in F-8? Do weight and other issues outweigh the advantages and that's why it's not found in many (any?) other aircraft?