This is an original Used US Navy & USMC Vought F-8 Super Sonic Aircraft carrier Jet Fighter Tailhook. This piece was mounted on the tail of the F-8 and was what caught the arresting wire when landing on the aircraft carrier. This hook was overhauled and has a new unused tip. It is 39 x 7 x 6 inches and weighs 31 pounds. It is a great piece and even a good door stop. The F-8 did very well in the Vietnam War with several enemy aircraft shot down. This aircraft was also flown by the French Navy and the Philippine Air Force. When you are out of F-8’s , You are out of fighters! Thank you for your interest in my auctions. The item “USN USMC F-8 Crusader Super Sonic Aircraft Carrier Fighter Tailhook VERY COOL” is in sale since Saturday, February 16, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Vietnam (1961-75)\Original Period Items\Personal, Field Gear”. The seller is “dauntlessaviation” and is located in Apache Junction, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States