The F-8 Crusader evolved past that role as it served from 1957 through the end of the Vietnam war. The same features that made it an ideal air-superiority fighter (namely a combat range of 450 miles and a top speed of Mach 1.86) also made it perfect for use as a photo reconnaissance aircraft.
Did Pepsi give away a Harrier jet?
in an effort to enforce an “offer” to redeem 7,000,000 Pepsi Points for an AV-8 Harrier II jump jet (valued at $33.8 million at the time) which PepsiCo had shown in a portion of a televised commercial that PepsiCo argued was intended to be humorous.
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Has the A-10 ever shot down an aircraft?
While no A-10 pilot has managed to shoot down an enemy fighter in combat, the platform does have a few notches in its belt for downing enemy aircraft. During the Persian Gulf War, A-10s found renewed life after more than a decade of stagnating under its counter-Soviet role.