Academy USN F-8E VF-162 “The Hunters” Model Kit

(13 customer reviews)


Last updated on August 24, 2023 7:43 pm Details
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  • 1/72nd scale
  • Accurately detailed panel lines and rivets; Precisely detailed cockpit and landing gear
  • Authentic “Cartograf” decals for two versions included
  • Positionable canopy, wing, leading edge flaps, tail hook, landing gear, speed brake, and stabilators
  • Paint and glue not included

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Additional information



Domestic Shipping

Item can be shipped within U.S.

Country of Origin

Korea, Republic of


Model Rectifier Corp.

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Item model number


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Item Weight

10.4 ounces

Age Range Description

Child, Adult

Product Dimensions

9.41 x 5.94 x 2.24 inches

Number of Pieces




Item Dimensions LxWxH

9.41 x 5.94 x 2.24 inches

Cartoon Character




Date First Available

May 13, 2015

13 reviews for Academy USN F-8E VF-162 “The Hunters” Model Kit

  1. Jocko

    Great model. Instructions were poor, but I have experience in these matters!!

  2. Steve Hong

    Was very good

  3. Lesliehelphenstine

    Excellent detail.

  4. Bryan

    Another model similar to what dad worked on in the Navy. Like others he has very much enjoyed assembling it and adding it to his growing collection.

  5. Amazon Customer

    Ottimo kit, fini pannellature incise, particolari molto ben fatti ed ottimi incastri. Un kit molto bello. Raccomandato agli appassionati degli aerei imbarcati della US Navy.

  6. Mario Bentivoglio

    i modellli Academy sono sempre ottimi prodotti

  7. CP

    product as description

  8. MJ1788

    This is a great kit! Goes together very easily, exceptional fit. Just be careful to plan ahead. If you want to use the ordnance you have to open the holes in the wings and fuselage. You also have to open the holes in the tail for the ventral fins and afterburner scoops. Also, the kit is designed for the wing to be in the raised position, so if you want to build the wing down you have to omit some parts and carefully fit the wing to the fuselage, but it’s an easy task.

  9. Andrea Perugini Pezzolesi

    Il miglior crusader in 72.

  10. MJ1788

    Academy is getting up to being on par in quality with Tamiya. Very impressive kit (and I think the F-8 is one of the coolest looking airplanes out there). Minimal flash and molding seams to take care of. I would recommend the Eduard photo-etch set for this kit as well if you’re up for the task (can usually find it on ebay).

  11. CP

    Retired military, Desert Storm Veteran and purchased this for a friend (Col in USAF) who served in ‘nam and Desert Storm.

  12. Turk317

    bellissimo kit, il migliore F8 in questa scala, non so se c’è qualche errore tipo la posizione del tubo di pitot sbagliata, oppure lo sportellino dei fusibili 10cm più avanti, o le gomne 0.2mm più grandi…ma diciamo la verità kit è stupendo

  13. Mr. V

    It is so good and fun to build. all the part (except 1 part) are accurate, and the decals are so good. I loved it, so I ordered it once again, because I wanted to build different version as well.
    I love new Academy kits.

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