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Does the French Navy boxing of the 1/48 Hasegawa F-8 keep everything needed to build the American versions?

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Can’t seem to find a reasonably priced F-8E/J anywhere. Was considering picking up the French version if it has everything I need still. I’m not too familiar with the differences of each version but I know they exist. I guess the comparison of what I’m trying to avoid is like how the Hasegawa Harrier II plus omits the day-attack, night-attack pieces. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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The French Special boxing does not include the sprue with the wing ordnance pylons, nor the Zunis or the dual AIM-9 mounts.  You do get the single AIM-9 mounts.  Also the tail includes the larger ECM shape. 

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1 hour ago, Breaddy-Stack said:

Okay perfect! The E and other earlier versions need different parts though?

The French F-8E (FN) was a F-8E modified with double droop leading edge flaps and a larger horizontal stab.  These changes appeared on the US F-8J version, which is why Hasegawa has the -J plastic in the box instead of -E.  The -E kit had different sprues for the LE flaps and tail planes.

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