With an air intake like a largemouth bass, the Vought F-8 Crusader easily fed its Pratt & Whitney turbojet engine, propelling the Navy and Marine Corps fighter to a top speed of Mach 1.2. The F-8 entered service in 1960 and retired in 1987, playing a key role as a carrier-based asset in Vietnam. At a time when radar-guided missiles were becoming the norm, the F-8 still depended on a 20mm canon as its primary armament, earning it the nickname “The Last of the Gunfighters.”
This exquisite Vought F-8 Crusader Mahogany Model is handcrafted by our master craftsmen from the finest Mahogany Wood. Attention is given to every detail, resulting in unsurpassed quality. Models come complete with a detachable wood display stand. The model will be delivered to your door securely in a foam fitted shipping box. These models make a great gift for any aviation enthusiast, veteran or history buff alike.
- Limited Edition: 100 Pieces in Collection
- 12 Inch Wingspan
- 17.5 Inch Length
- Material: Mahogany Wood
- Base Plate: Limited Edition Numbered Metal Plate Included