The banshee entered USN & USAF service in the fifties, but it was the dark blue scheme which became the well-known coloring for this aircraft.
The aircraft was also used for a very short time in all natural metal which could be an option for modelers, later their aircraft were painted in the grey/white colors we all know the navy/ marines to use in the 60's. The Canadian Naval Airforce also used the Banshee.
The two variants in this boxing:
F2H-2 - detachable wingtip fuel tanks, eight underwing weapons pylons for 1,580 lb (454 kg) stores capability, 3,250 lbf (1,475 kgf) Westinghouse J34-WE-34 turbojet engines. 308 built.
F2H-2P - Single-seat photo-reconnaissance version with lengthened nose housing six cameras, 89 built.
- Foldable wings
- Open access ports and posable flying surfaces
- Posable arrestor hook and airbrakes