Victory Productions | VPD 32002: Marine F-8E Crusaders
Reviewed by David Jones
this being a very comprehensive set for the Trumpeter F-8E kit.
This set includes markings for five Crusaders:
- BuNo. 150925, VMF(AW)-212, CVW-16 USS Oriskany (CVA 34) 1965
- BuNo. 150317 VMF(AW)-312, MAG-11 Da Nang, RVN 1965
- BuNo. 150317 VMF(AW)-235, MAG-11 Da Nang AB, RVN 1966
- BuNo. 149212 VMF(AW)-232, MAG-11 Da Nang AB, RVN 1967
- BuNo. 150852 VMF(AW)-333, MAG-32 MCAS Beaufort, SC 1967
These are all very colorful hi-viz schemes that will look great on your Crusader kit. The set includes not one but two full-sized 8.5 x 11 inch sheets of decals, printed in Italy by Cartograph. The color and registration are excellent and the decals themselves seem extremely thin as one would expect from Cartograph.
Everything unique to the aircraft being modeled is included with just stencil and placard decals from the kit sheet being needed.
A brief unit and armament history for each aircraft is included on the profile sheet, and a full sheet of notes rounds out the package. This sheet also includes a nice list of references.
This set is an excellent value for the money and is a must for anyone interested in building a Marine Crusader from the Trumpeter kit.
Thanks to Victory Productions for the review sample.
© David Jones 2002
This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Friday, January 27 2017