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F-8E Crusader US Navy Fighter 1/32 Trumpeter

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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, its 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 "the 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 multi-role attack fighter with an improved engine, new radar, and underwing pylons to carry up to two AGM-12 Bullpup missiles.

Please see the paint guide below for Trumpeter’s suggested colors. 

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Product Details:

Scale: 1/32
Parts: 356
Length: 27.5”

Wingspan: 18.2”
- Painting and assembly required
- Photo-etched parts
- 17 sprues, upper fuselage, lower fuselage, nose radome, windscreen, canopy, 3 rubber tires, speed brake, and 2 sets of nozzle
- Clear parts

- Decals
- Includes instructions

- 6 zin-alloy metal landing struts and 1 metal pitot
- Five newly tooled molds

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Paint Guides:

1. VF-162, USS Oriskany, July 1968
Interior Green
Flat Black
Silver
White Insignia
Tire Black
Insignia Red
Flat White
Blue
Metal Black
Gold
White
Olive Drab
Orange Yellow
Khaki Green
Khaki
Grey Blue
Burnt Iron
Tire Black
Light Gull
Clear Blue

2. VF-194, USS Ticonderoga, 1968
Interior Green
Flat Black
Silver
White Insignia
Tire Black
Insignia Red
Flat White
Blue
Metal Black
Gold
White
Olive Drab
Orange Yellow
Khaki Green
Khaki
Grey Blue
Burnt Iron
Tire Black
Light Gull
Clear Blue
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