Vought DF-8F Crusader

Last revised January 15, 2000

The designation DF-8F was assigned to a few F-8As converted into target controllers. These appear to be distinct from the DF-8A (F8U-1D) target controllers, but I have few details. Anyone have any information?


  1. Vought F-8 Crusader, Peter Mersky, Osprey, 1981.

  2. United States Navy Aircraft Since 1911, Gordon Swanborough and Peter M. Bowers, Smithsonian, 1989.

  3. The American Fighter, Enzo Angelucci and Peter Bowers, Orion, 1987.