Crusader Pilot Set New Speed Record
AUGUST 21--An F8U-1 Crusader, piloted by Commander R. W. Windsor, sets new national speed record of 1015.428 m.p.h. over the 15-kilometer course at Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, Calif. This production model carrier fighter, equipped during its record performance with full armament of 20 mm cannon and dummy ammunition, was the first operationally equipped jet plane in history to fly faster than 1,000 m.p.h.
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