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Academy Aircraft 1/48 F8F1/2 USS Tarawa USN Fighter Kit

Academy Aircraft 1/48 F8F1/2 USS Tarawa USN Fighter Kit

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The Grumman F8F Bearcat is an American single-engine carrier-based fighter aircraft introduced in late World War II. It went on to serve into the mid-20th century in the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the air forces of other nations. It would be Grumman Aircraft's final piston engined fighter aircraft.


  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in gray and clear
  • Special edition
  • Accurately detailed panel lines and rivets
  • Precisely engraved cockpit and landing gear
  • Can be built as F8F-1 or F8F-2
  • Waterslide decals Illustrated instructions


One decal sheet with markings for 6 versions:

  • F8F-1, VF-15A (Later VF-151/192), USS Tarawa (CV-40), US Navy, 1948
  • F8F-2, Same Unit, USS Boxer (CV-21), US Navy, 1950 3)
  • F8F-2, USS Valley Forge (CV-45), US Navy, 1949, V01 is the commanding officer of CVG-11's aircraft, 1949
  • F8F-2, VF-111 "Sundowners", USS Valley Forge (CV-45), US Navy, 1949 5)
  • F8F-2, VF-61 "Jolly Rogers", USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB42), US Navy, 1949 6)
  • F8F-1, VF-3 "Felix Cat Squadron" (later VF-31), US Navy, 1946

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