|CVPR-820-F8U-1-141345-photo-opportunity-during-a-test-run VAHF Collection|
|CVPR-866-Checking-Time-After-Run VAHF Collection|
141345 was a standard production F8U-1 with a few small additions. A photo observer along with two barographs were installed in the ammunition compartment and a radar marker beacon was installed in the rocket pack. The aircraft carried it's full compliment of four 20mm cannons for the record runs. The only other alteration was the painting of the underside of the outer wing panels and the vertical fin and rudder florescent flame orange to aid visibility of the aircraft by ground observers.
|CVPR-828-F8U-1-141345-being-towed-from-hangar-at-Mojave VAHF Collection|
|CDR-Windsor-Thompson-Trophy-September-1956 VAHF Collection|
Here are links to two videos are excellent resources for those looking for more information on the record setting flight.
News reel ; F8U Record Flight
Vought reel: Project_One_Grand