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VF-62 F-8 Crusader Model


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VF-62 F-8 Crusader Model

Fly with the VF-62 again with this F-8 Crusader model. Each model is carefully carved from wood and expertly painted to provide a unique and treasured piece.


Length:  18 inches

Wingspan: 11 inches

Vought F8U-1 (F-8A) Crusader/Bu. 145350
  • 1960: VF-62 as AK-203.
  • 9/22/1960: Crashed into the North Atlantic Ocean after a bad cat shot off USS Shangri La.

Fighter Squadron 62 or VF-62 was an aviation unit of the United States Navy. Originally established on 1 July 1955 it was disestablished on 1 October 1969.

Operational history

VF-62 would deploy with Air Task Group 202 (ATG-202) aboard the USS Bennington to the Mediterranean from 4 July 1956 to 19 February 1957.

VF-62 was assigned to Attack Carrier Air Wing 10 (CVW-10) aboard the USS Shangri-La for a Mediterranean deployment from 15 February to 20 September 1965.

VF-62 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) aboard the USS Shangri-La for a Mediterranean deployment from 15 November 1967 to 4 August 1968.

VF-62 and CVW-8 was embarked aboard the USS Shangri-La for a Caribbean deployment from October to December 1968.

Home port assignments
NAS Cecil Field
Aircraft Assignment
FJ-3M Fury
F-8A/C/E Crusader

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