Chinese Defence Today: J-8 Fighter

A search engine hit looking for “f-8 crusaders for sale” brought someone to MO earlier today. Although I think that the F-8 Crusader is one bad looking jet, I didn’t recall ever posting about it. So I decided to look into it.

Turns out that back in April, I, for some unknown reason, seemed to think that the Chinese F-8 fighters involved in the spy plane incident back in March of 2001 were actually old Crusaders. Why I thought that, I don’t know.

In any event, they were not American-built fighters acquired from us or from someone who acquired them from us. F-8 is our designation for the Chinese J-8 fighter. Click the link for info.

           China’s F-8

           Our F-8 (In French Colors)

Somebody kick me.