The Vought RF-8 Crusader was a photo-reconnaissance development and operated longer in U.S. service than any of the fighter versions. RF-8s played a crucial role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, providing essential low-level photographs impossible to acquire by other means. U.S. Naval Reserve units continued to operate the RF-8 until 1987. Info courtesy Wikipedia.
About this creation
Modification of my F-8K Crusader model. Main modifications include the removal of the inflight refueling system, fuselage cannon bulges, and wing pylons, addition of the various cameras on the lower fuselage sides, under the radome and in a pod ahead of the forward landing gear, additional ECM blisters under the chin and on the top of the vertical stabilizer, and removal of the dorsal avionics hump. The model retains all the other working features of my F-8 Crusader design.