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EDO OSE-2

EDO OSE-2 by Pro Resin (Olimp) 1/72 scale Cost: $30.00 Decals: One version (U.S. Navy prototype) Comments: Resin with photo-etch details, finely engraved panel lines and rivet detail; Rare U.S. Navy seaplane, never entered production History The EDO OSE-2 was part of...

F2A-3 Buffalo

Brewster F2A-3 Buffalo by Special Hobby 1/72 scale Kit No. SH72126 Cost: $20.00 Decals: Three versions, all for U.S. Marine Corps aircraft of VMF-221 stationed at Hawaii, later Midway, in mid-1942 Comments: Engraved panel lines; detailed cockpit with resin...

F3F-2 “Flying Barrel”

Grumman F3F-2 Flying Barrel by Special Hobby 1/72 scale Kit No. SH72106 Cost: $26.00 Decals: 4 versions Comments: Engraved panel lines; includes resin and photo-etched parts; very detailed example of U.S. Navy’s last biplane fighter History The highly maneuverable...

F-4B Phantom II

McDonnell F-4B Phantom II by Fujimi 1/72 scale Kit No. G-11 Cost: $14.00 Decals: Two versions, both for U.S. Navy squadrons (VF-84 “Jolly Rogers” and VF-213 “Black Lions”) Comments: Crisp mold, very good external detail but the engraved panel...

F-4C Phantom II

Monogram’s 2010 re-issue of its 1979 F-4C Phantom includes a 20mm gun pod, full complement of Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles, an electronic countermeasures (ECM) pod, underwing drop tanks, and a multi-part canopy.

F-4C/D Phantom II

McDonnell F-4C/D Phantom II by Accurate Miniatures 1/72 scale Cost: $23.00 Decals: 9 versions – 2 flown by Colonel Robin Olds, USAF, 1967; 1 of 58th Tactical Fighter Training Wing, with Bicentennial paint scheme; 1 flown by Colonel Chuck Yeager, C.O., 4th...

F-4E Phantom II

McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II by Esci 1/72 scale Kit No. 9027 Cost: $12.00 Decals: Four versions -U.S. Air Force, Israel, West Germany and Australia Comments: Engraved panel lines; nose cone consists of two halves; full load of air-to-air missiles; decals are high...

F-4E Phantom II

McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II by Hasegawa 1/72 scale Kit No. CT2:900 Cost: $12.00 Decals: Two versions – both U.S. Air Force Comments: Sparrow missiles only; mix of engraved and raised panel lines; TISEO target acquisition camera; choice of standard or...

F-4J Phantom II

McDonnell F-4J Phantom II by Monogram 1/72 scale Kit No. 5440 Cost: $15.00 Decals: One version – U.S. Navy VF-92, U.S.S. Constellation Comments: Outstanding cockpit detail, time-intensive intake construction, very good decals History The McDonnell Douglas F-4...

F-4S Phantom II

The McDonnell F-4S was an upgraded U.S. Navy F-4J with improved radar equipment, and entered service in July 1977….

F-5A Freedom Fighter

Northrop F-5A by Kinetic 1/48 scale Kit No. K48020 Cost: $40.00 Decals: By Cartograf for 16 different versions – USAF (3), Canadian Air Force (3), Netherlands Air Force (2), Royal Norwegian Air Force (2), Greek Air Force (5), and South Vietnamese Air Force (1)...

F-5E Tiger II

Northrop F-5E Tiger II by AFV Club 1/48 scale Kit No. AR 48102 Cost: $35.00 Decals: Four versions – U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Royal Malaysian Air Force, Singapore Air Force Comments: New tooling, engraved panel lines, drop tanks, two AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles...

F6F-3 Hellcat

Grumman’s F6F Hellcat did more than any other Allied naval fighter to turn to tide of World War II in the Pacific. Otaki’s kit of the F6F-3 features no-hassle, straightforward construction, engraved panel lines, and a modicum of cockpit and landing gear detail to remain competitive over 30 years after its initial release in the 1980’s.

F-8 Crusader

F-8E Crusader by Hasegawa 1/72 scale Kit No. 339 / C9:900 Price: $15.00 Decals: Three Versions – One U.S. Navy (VF-162 “Hunters”); One U.S. Marine Corps (VMF(AW)-312 “Checkerboards”; and one French Navy (Flottille 12F (VF-12) Comments:...

F-8E Crusader

F-8 Crusader by Academy 1/72 scale Cost: $22.00 Decals: Two versions – both U.S. Marines Comments: Engraved panel lines; Detailed cockpit, landing gear and intake trunking; Optional position air brakes; Variable incidence wing; Full complement of AIM-9...

F-15 Eagle

The F-15 Eagle was the first aircraft in the world with the ability to accelerate while in a 100% vertical attitude. Monogram’s kit features 4 Sparrow and 4 Sidewinders, a detailed pilot figure and ground crewman, and optional position landing gear.

F/A-18D Hornet

F/A-18 Night Attack by Italeri 1/72 scale Cost: $8.00 (rare score with an online auction) Decals: Two versions – U.S. Marine Corps and Canadian Air Force Comments: Raised panel lines, ample underwing ordnance, option for single-seat fighter or two-seat attack...

F-86 Sabre

North American F-86F-30 Sabre Jet by Hasegawa 1/48 scale Kit No. 07213 Cost: $28.00 Decals: Two U.S. Air Force versions Comments: Engraved panel lines, boxed in wheel wells, intake and exhaust, detailed pilot figure, poor cockpit detail for the scale History The North...

F-100 Super Sabre

North American F-100 Super Sabre by Revell 1/72 scale Kit No. 04604 Cost: $15.00 Decals: Two versions – USAF, 1958; French Armee de l’Air, 1972 Comments: Re-box of  sought-after 1982 Esci kit History The F-100 took its maiden flight on May 25, 1953. Although designed...

F-107 Ultra Sabre

North American F-107A Ultra Sabre by Trumpeter 1/72 scale Kit No. 1605 Cost: $17.00 Decals: Three versions – all U.S. Air Force prototypes Comments: Crisp detail, engraved panel lines History Developed by North American Aviation in the mid-1950’s, the...

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