Second the Read, Thud Ridge is a pretty stark account of a unique part of the war, well worth the time!The F105 Thundercheif.... aka the “Thud Bomber”. I remember reading the book (years ago) called, “Thud Ridge”.
If you haven’t, you should read it.
The F8F was the Bearcat. It was F8U Crusader later renamed to F8 Crusader. I am stickler for the right designation of aircraft types.
Yes the F-104 Starfighter was an assume fighter but it had problems as well. In West Germany it was called Witwenmacher ("The Widowmaker"). I wouldn't mind an RC F-104 but the flying club I am in only has a grass runway not a paved surface and it costs quite a bit.Lol, I'm Air Force, don't care about Navy crap!
Besides, only real men fly the F-104!
Got that Freewing 90mm version, HOT!