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VU-7 Tallyhoers F-8 Crusader Model

$249.00

Available on backorder

Description

VU-7 Tallyhoers F-8 Crusader Model

Fly with the VU-7 Tallyhoers 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-1 (F-8A) Crusader/Bu. 143764
  • 1958: VF-142 as NK-102.
  • 1962: VU-7 as UH-20.
  • 1967: VMF-321 as 6A-1.
  • 9/8/1967: Crashed near Andrews AFB, MD.

VC-7 Tallyhoers was an aircraft squadron of the United States Navy. It was located at Naval Air Station Miramar from 1964 to 1980. Its primary function was to help train aviators in attacking and shooting down enemy aircraft. VC-7 was established as VJ-1 on 4 December 1942. In 1946 it was redesignated VU-7, and on 2 July 1965 to VC-7. The Squadron was disestablished on 30 September 1980.

VC-7 aircraft towed targets and engaged trainee pilots in aerial dogfights.