Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
“The Last Gunﬁghter”
—BuNo. 146939 —
Manufacturer : Vought (later LTV)
Type: carrier-based fighter
Crew : pilot
Powerplant: one 18,016 lb (8,172 kg) static thrust Pratt & Whitney J57-P-20 afterburning turbojet
Wingspan: 35 ft 8 in (10.87 m)
Length: 54 ft 3 in (16.5 m)
Height: 15 ft 9 in (4.8 m)
Weight: 17,836 lbs (8,090.3 kg) empty; 34,100 lbs (15,468 kg) maximum
Armament: four 20mm cannons; up to four Sidewinder (short range) air-to-air missiles; or 5,000 lbs ( 2,268 kg) of external ) ordnance
Maximum speed: 1,133 mph (1,823 km/h)
Combat radius: 500+ miles (805+ kilometers)
Service ceiling: 52,350 ft (15,956 m)
This aircraft on loan from the
Erected by Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
Location. 32° 47.41′ N, 79° 54.504′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Patriots Point Road. Touch for map. Aboard the USS Yorktown. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A-6E Intruder (a few steps from this marker); Carrier-Based A-6 Intruder (a few steps from this marker); The A-7E Corsair II (a few steps from this marker); SH-3G Sea King (a few steps from this marker); S-3B Viking (within shouting distance of this marker); E-1B Tracer (within shouting distance of this marker); Clamagore (SS-343) (within shouting distance of this marker); S-2E Tracker (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Also see . . . Patriots Point -F8 Crusader. known as the "Last of the Gunfighters" (Submitted on May 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Air & Space • War, Vietnam •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 818 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.