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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes 601482
Vought F-8E Crusader Diecast Model
USMC VMF(AW)-333 Fighting Shamrocks, DN7 , MCAS Yuma, AZ, 1967

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1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Vought F-8E Crusader   9.25"   5.75"

US Marine Fighter Squadron 333 (VMF-333) Fighting Shamrocks became the first Marine Corps squadron to receive the F-8 Crusader on November 6th, 1959, . On February 1st, 1966, the Shamrocks traded these F-8Cs for the more capable F-8E variant and were redesignated Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron 333 (VMF(AW)-333). The squadron transitioned to the F-4 Phantom II in 1968 and was eventually disestablished in 1992.

Vought F-8E Crusader

Designed to meet a USN requirement for a supersonic air-superiority fighter, the Chance-Vought F-8 (originally F8U) was first flown on March 25th, 1955. The F-8 was the last American fighter to use guns as a primary weapon. Its powerplant was nearly identical to the one used by the F-100 Super Sabre, and it was the world's first carrier-based aircraft to break the speed of sound. The US Navy used the Crusader in a traditional dogfighting interceptor role, while the Marines operated it as a strike/attack aircraft. Both flew the F-8 during the Vietnam War, and it remained in service for more than four decades.

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Century Wings' 1:72 scale F-8 Crusader series is masterfully modeled; joining seam lines blend almost undetectably with the model's panel lines. These F-8s feature metal horizontal stabilizers that rotate in unison and a pivoting main wing, which replicates the wing's position during take-offs and landings. There are removable bomb loads under each wing and three different ordnance configurations for mounting on the sides of the fuselage. The canopy opens to reveal a highly detailed cockpit interior and leaves no gaps when snapped shut. Special releases in this series feature a "launch configuration," with wing flaps and forward leading edges permanently in the deployed position.

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Century Wings 1:72 Wings of Heroes

The Century Wings "1:72 Wings of Heroes" range presents highly-detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Century Wings 1:72 diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • 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.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed removable pilot and crew figures.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.

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