VSF-86 Gators F-8 Crusader Model
Fly with the VSF-86 Gators 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
- Upgraded to F-8H.
- VF-661 as AJ-100.
- 1970: VF-162 as AH-205.
- 1973: VSF-86 as NW-601.
- 1974: VF-201 as AF-116.
- 2/1976: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.
- 5/1978: Sold to the Philippine AF as 320.
- 7th TFS (5th TFW).
Carrier Anti Submarine Fighter Squadron 86
1. July 1970 VSF-86 Established at NAS New Orleans LA.
1. September 1973 VSF-86 Disestablished at NAS New Orleans LA.
1970 – 1971
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1971 – 1973
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24 July 1971 – 8. August 1971 CVS-14 USS Ticonderoga CVSGR-80 A-4C NW 600
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)