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601499 Corgi   F-8E Crusader - VF162 Hunters AH00, US Navy (Damaged Box) £
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  Fantastic Century Wings model of the Vought F-8E Crusader of VF-162 "Hunters" AH00, US Navy 1966. Although the model is undisplayed the box is a little scuffed and creased. LAST ONE IN STOCK!

The F-8 Crusader (originally F8U) was a single-engine aircraft carrier-based fighter aircraft built by Chance-Vought of Dallas, Texas, USA. It replaced the Vought F-7 Cutlass. The first F-8 prototype was ready for flight in February 1955, and was the last American fighter with guns as the primary weapon. The 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. Naval Reserve units continued to operate the RF-8 until 1987.
Limited Edition of 3000 pieces worldwide, of which only approx 200 came to the UK. Highly detailed and accurate, the 1/72 scale Crusader features completed landing gear sub-assemblies that snap quickly into place, eliminating the need to attach individual gear doors and struts that are found on similar diecast models. They also feature realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details, pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals, opening canopies revealing detailed cockpit interiors, selected moveable control surfaces, optional extended/retracted landing gear, presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight", detailed removeable pilot, and authentic interchangeable ordnance loads complete with placards. Sold out at wholesale and already highly sought after.
 
 
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