Originally Posted by tigreflyer
LOL, yea, I worked on F4 Phantoms in the USMC and looked up the Cutlass because I couldn't remember what kind of record the plane had. It was a total loser around 1/4 crashed. OOPS! The Wenmac model wasn't much of a flyer either!
Actually the aircraft wasn't all that bad- the Blue Angels used it at one time for their solo act. The high loss rate was little different than with the Convair B-58; a case of a new type high performance aircraft, with pilots unfamiliar with the different handling required for same. Add in the naval environment and you have a recipe for disaster.