Vought F-8E Crusader 1/48 Scale Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-to-ship Vought F-8E Crusader mahogany model. This 1/48 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 9.88 inches and a length of 14 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
About this Model:
Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs with the exact same paint scheme. The stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit the Custom Model section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.
History of the Vought F-8E:
The F-8 Crusader is a single-engine aircraft carrier-based fighter aircraft built by Chance-Vought and was a replacement for the Vought F-7 Cutlass. The first prototype of F-8 Crusader flew on March 25, 1955, manned by John Konrad. During its maiden flight, the F-8 exceeded the speed of sound. The F-8E was the last Crusader variant produced. The F-8E is an air superiority fighter version for the French Navy. There were 42 orders by the French Navy for use aboard new carriers Clemenceau and Foch. The F-8E has a crew of 1. It has a maximum speed of Mach 1.86 and a ferry range of 1,735 mi. It has four 20 mm Colt Mk 12 cannons in its lower fuselage and 125 rounds/gun. It has eight Zuni rockets in four twin pods. It has four AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and two AGM-12 Bullpup air-to-ground guided missiles. It has an increased wing lift and an added boundary layer control system and enlarged stabilizers. The primary users and operators of the F-8s were the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, French Navy and the Philippines.