This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
The F3H Demon was a subsonic swept-wing carrier-based jet fighter aircraft. Development work began in 1949,prototypes ordered September 30, 1949. XF3H-1 prototype flew August 7, 1951. Total build 519 Demons on November 17, 1959.F3H-2 were first operation version of the Demon family, the Navy ordered 239 F3H-2s, and the first were deployed in March 1956.Resignated F-3B in 1962.
Kit features engraved panel lines and rivet heads, well detailed cockpit and wheel wells, optional position speed brakes, separate control surfaces, multi-part canopy, well detailed landing gear and arresting hook, refueling probe, exhaust pipe with turbine face, intricate exhaust nozzle, drop tanks (x2), AIM-9B missiles (x2), AIM-7C missiles (x2) and photo-etch parts (wing fences, spoilers, speed brake walls and afterburner flame holder). Wings may be assembled in folded position after cutting (wings are internally scored to ease this option).
Decals and color painting reference for 4 US Navy aircraft:
- BuNo 143477 of VF-31 'Felix the Cat'
- BuNo 143467 of VF-213 'Black Lions'
- BuNo137033 of VF-61 'Jolly Rogers'
- BuNo 143435 of VF-21 'Freelancers'