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VSF-76 Saints F-8 Crusader Model

$249.00

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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Description

VSF-76 Saints F-8 Crusader Model

Fly with the VSF-76 Saints again with this F-8 Crusader model. Each model is carefully carved from wood and expertly painted to provide a unique and treasured piece.

Specifications:

Length:  18 inches

Wingspan: 11 inches

Vought F8U-2N (F-8D) Crusader/Bu. 148661
  • 1967: VMF-451 as VM-7.
  • Upgraded to F-8H.
  • 1968: VF-51 as NF-x00.
  • 1968: VF-51 as NF-103.
  • 1969: VF-111 as AH-107.
  • 1973: VSF-76 as AW-661.
  • 4/1976: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
  • 12/1977: Sold to the Philippine AF as 301.
  • 1981: 7th TFS (5th TFW).
  • Currently preserved at Clark AB, Philippines.

Carrier Anti Submarine Fighter Squadron 76

“Saints”History

1. July 1970 VSF-76 Established at NAS New Orleans LA.
1. September 1973 VSF-76 Disestablished at NAS New Orleans LA.
Planes:
1970 – 1971
A-4C

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1971 – 1973
F-8H

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VSF-76 Deployments
17. August 1971 – 26. August 1971 CVS-18 USS Wasp CVSGR-70 A-4C AW 660
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VSF-76 Commanding Officers
? 1. July 1970 ?
? ? 1. September 1973

History

VSF-76 and VSF-86 were two NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, based squadrons tasked with the mission to provide fighter cover for the ant-submarine carriers. Previously flying early-model A-4 Skyhawks, the squadron transitioned to the F-8H in 1971. On 1. September 1973 VF-753 absorbed VSF-76 and VSF-86 and the conglomeration was redesignated Fleet Composite Squadron Thirteen (VC-13)