Century Wings 001638 1/72 F-8E Crusader VF-53 Iron Angels NF209 1967 Normal Version

Product Code: CW001638

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US Navy Fighter Squadron 53 (VF-53) Iron Angels was the new designation given to Fighter Squadron 141 (VF-141) on February 4th, 1953. It traded its F3H Demons for F-8 Crusaders that same year. The squadron deployed to Vietnam three times aboard the USS Ticonderoga between January 1963 and May 1966. It then deployed to Vietnam once more In January 1967 aboard the USS Hancock, returning the US in July 1967. The Iron Angels deployed to Vietnam with their Crusaders three more times aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard from January 1968 to November 1970. Shortly after its return, the squadron was disestablished on January 29th, 1971.


  • Diecast Aviation Model
  • 1:72 Scale
  • Stand Included
  • Limited Edition
  • Interchangeable Undercarriage
  • Weight: 2.00 KG

Specialising in US Naval aircraft carrier aircraft, Century wings are the holy grail of aviation die-cast models. The finish and detailing on this range are unrivalled. Display your model inflight or on the ground. Full weapon loads can be added.