Just ordered one myself. This interior looks great indeed. I included the Eduard cockpit and bronze undercarriage.
Does anyone here know if other nations flew this variant, before I go in search of decal sheets? I've decided where possible to pose German A/C in the colours of its allies. Just to be different.
Andy, does the cockpit set include the PE instrument panel?
I shall be following this thread with great interest.
Royal Hungarian Air Force, 76 or so. Two sets of decals available from HADmodels of Hungaria.
USAF operated a few captured one. I am building one of them at the moment in the thread "The Butcher in Yellow". Beware - my one is the ancient Revell F-8 kit from Jurassic age!
Romania never recieved F-8s from Germany, but put 9 of the 100+ captured F-8s in service.
Yugoslav partisans captured one F-8, that was usid first by the partisans, post-war by Yugoslav Air Force, marked as white 11. Today in museum in Belgrad.
Most unusual paint job (beside the parrot colored US ones) was a soviet captured F-8 used by "Kommando Seydlitz" in spring 1945. This was a communist German propaganda unit of the Red Army. If used british(!) roundels at the rudder, plain red stars at fuselage and upper wing, an German Balkencrosses at the lower wing - they had the inner black part overpainted in red. To add another twist there was the black inscription FREIES DEUTSCHLAND running between the Balkencrosses, readeable from behind...
Of course there were a lot of captured and repainted F-8s in non-flyable conditions.
Edited by dutik, 18 November 2016 - 03:15 PM.