- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) - A historic jet fighter plane is about to go back on public display in suburban Philadelphia after nine years of restoration work.

The F-8 Crusader was part of the U.S. fleet during the Cold War. It flew low-altitude surveillance missions that led to the Cuban Missile Crisis and battled Soviet planes in the Vietnam War. The plane was retired more than 25 years ago.

The restored 1957 aircraft belongs to the Harold F. Pitcairn Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum in Horsham. It is the earliest model of the F-8.

The plane had been displayed on the museum’s front lawn for years before it was placed in a hangar for the restoration.

Philly.com reports (http://bit.ly/1MSDDoO ) visitors are welcome to see the newly refurbished plane between 11 a.m. and noon Sunday.

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Information from: Philly.com, http://www.philly.com/

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