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Old Jul 09, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by tigreflyer View Post
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.

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