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1/32 F-8E Crusader


Manufactured by: Trumpeter Models

SKU: TR 02272
Price: AU$148.95
AU$134.95

US$100.77;  €94.81
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    Product Description
    This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

    The F-8 Crusader was one of the first true supersonic carrier-based fighter aircraft to be developed. In 1952, the US Navy was modernizing its carrier fighter force. From all the proposals, the new F-8 Crusader stood out and won the competition, it's maiden flight taking place on March 25th 1955. The design of the F-8 was unique in that the pitch of the entire wing could be adjusted in flight (up to +7) to allow for a proper angle of approach at low speeds. This was necessary for carrier landings, The Crusader had a very impressive combat record with the Navy and Marine Corps in Vietnam, and was nicknamed "he Mig killer" because of its numerous victories over these jets. In fact, the F-8 shot down 14 Mig-17s and 4 Mig-21s during the Vietnam war. The F-8E variant was produced as a mutli-role attack fighter with an improved engine, new radar, and underwing pylons to carry up to two AGM-12 Bullpup missiles.

    Scale: 1:32
    Item Type Static kit
    Model Brief: Length: 524.6mm Width: 344.6mm
    Total Parts: 356pcs
    Photo Etched Parts: 1pcs
    Total Sprues: 12 sprues

    Paint Schemes:
    1. United States Navy F-8E from VF-162 of USS Oriskany, July 1968
    2. United States Navy F-8E from VF-194 of USS Ticonderoga, 19688

    • Manufactured by: Trumpeter Models
    • SKU: TR 02272
    • Package Weight: 1502g
    • 1 Units in Stock


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