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[Fictional] Vought F-8EJ Crusader (JASDF)

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This is a simple mod of the stock Crusader F-8E to give a fictional F-8EJ in service with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) during the 1964 - 1985 timeline. This package requires you to have the F-8E from SF2V or from your quad-merged install and, of course, the LOD's are NOT included. Three squadrons are covered and each squadron has a different skin (all adapted from stock Third Wire skins) so you can mix things up if you so wish.


203rd Hikotai (no sharkmouth, black radome).


204th Hikotai (sharkmouth, white radome, red fin tip).


302nd Hikotai (sharkmouth, white radome, blue fin tip).





After a long selection process the Vought F-8EJ was finally selected by the JASDF in 1962 as its standard interceptor-fighter. With it's impressive unrefuelled range, reliable Pratt & Whitney J-57-P-20J engine and

powerful Magnavox APQ-94J radar the F-8EJ served with a total of eight JASDF squadrons with initial deliveries commencing in late 1964.


Compared to the superb multi-role F-8E, and because of Japan's own 'self-defense' status and imposed peace treaty terms, the F-8EJ was stripped of much of it's surface-attack capability but gained a modified APQ-94

radar, wing-mounted AIM-7E Sparrow missiles and also had a very useful anti-ship capability (deemed acceptable as being an 'anti-invasion' capability) and all eight 'Hikotai' had maritime attack and reconnaissance

as a secondary role. The F-8EJ's served until the mid-1980's with the 302nd Hikotai being the last to surrender this very popular aircraft in JASDF service in 1985.





1. Drop the F-8EJ_JASDF folder into your Aircraft folder.


2. Sprinkle the contents of the Decals folder into your main Decals folder.


Do not just move the folder! You must empty the contents in.





BIG THANKS to TK for the continuous improvement of a great little game/sim.


And, finally, thanks to everyone in the wider Third Wire community.







Version 1 - 13/03/10



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