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F-8 Crusader Pilot Outmaneuvers MiG-17 Fighters (4:27)

Climb aboard the F-8 Crusader as pilot Richard Schaffert single-handedly outmaneuvers four MiG-17 fighters, pushing his physical endurance to the limit.


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