Czech firm Sword has released new-tool 1/72 RF-8A and RF-8G Crusader kits. CHRIS CLIFFORD reviews the former boxing.
Vought’s F-8 Crusader is arguably one of the sleekest, coolest combat jets ever built. Many kits of the fighter sub-types have been produced and in different scales, but why neither of the recce variants ever appeared in styrene is one of modelling’s real mysteries. But wait no longer. The first ever full styrene 1/72 kit of the RF-8 has been released by Sword of the Czech Republic, and it comes in two boxings… SW72149, F8U-1P/RF-8A Over Cuba, and SW72150, RF-8G Over Vietnam. The former is reviewed here.