Among the many jets of its era, the Vought F-8 Crusader is arguably one of my favorites. The Crusader is a plane that I feel was both sleek and fast, two things which for its role as a fighter, impress me.
I designed this model of the Crusader today after deciding to try a new direction in paper aviation; by emulating an existing aircraft type. The Crusader, although not the most conservative option, was eventually chosen with great success. After over 50 flights, I am extremely pleased with my choice.
I believe anyone who enjoys miniature paper airplanes will like this one. It is a very fast, smooth little airplane that looks just as sleek as its real life counterpart. I am also sure Crusader pilots would have fun seeing one of these fly before them. The large surface area of this aircraft also enable it to be put into markings quite easily.
"When you're out of F-8s, you're out of fighters"
TAA USAF Designation: D173-1
Step 1: Materials
1 Piece of 8 by 10.5 inch graph paper (4 boxes per inch)