Monograms 1/48th Ling Temco F-8E Crusader, USN, Vietnam
So to add another Crusader to the mix. This one is using the Kendall wing fold set and cockpit upgrade set. The only thing I didn’t do was adjust the incorrect stance of the main gear. I configured this for a ground attack mission. My intention was to hang some M-117 bombs and mount Zuni’s on the launcher rails. But at the time when I was building this kit, which was in the late 90’s I couldn’t find any so I kept it clean. Love this kit, I do have the Hase kit in the stash, though at the moment this F-8 has suffered some damage on the last move, I have everything in a box, so I will rebuild it someday. Probably when I get around building the Hase kit I will get it repaired so they can share some deck space. Decals are Aeromaster 48-450, VF-53, flying off the USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 . . Aeromaster Lt Gull Grey over glossy white. One of my early pre internet build, so not to many images taken or any WIP images as this was not practiced much at the time. Thanks for viewing,
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