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Grumman F9F-8 Cougar

1/32 Scale Preview


Fisher Models

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Fisher Models has kindly supplied the following information and images about their forthcoming 1/32 scale Grumman F9F-8 Cougar:

Here are some photos of the Fisher Models 1/32 scale F9F-8 Cougar.

The kit is more detailed than the Panther, especially the weapons/pylons.


Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

The one piece fuselage was such a big hit it has returned, and I've managed to hide the wing/fuselage joint 99% which will make for even easier assembly. With careful cement work the intakes will be seamless, too. The basic airframe can be snapped together ( and taken apart! ) with ease. The speed brakes are molded into the fuselage for those who wish to display them retracted, they are easily cut away to show them in the dropped position with the additional resin and p/e parts provided.

The cockpit tub is similar to the Panther kit, with the necessary changes to the dash and armor plate for a Cougar.



The different pylons for iron bombs or Sidewinders are provided, and so are the large fuel tanks unique to the Cougar. The Sidewinders are very early AIM-9A models .Sway braces are in there too.

Flaps, elevators, canopy and nose wheel are poseable, and those giant wing fences are cast in place, eliminating another potential headache.

Clear resin canopy, landing and navigation lights are provided, and a vac-form canopy with separate resin frame is in there too. The flight refuelling probe is optional, as many Cougars flew without it.

Also, it should be noted that air intake splitter plates were retro-fitted to some Cougars after they were manufactured, and not all ships got them. The kit is molded without them, and the markings in the kit are correct for planes that flew without the splitter plates.


As you can see from the pics, even without paint it looks like a Cougar....I have wanted this model since I was about six years old, it's about time!



Thanks to Paul Fisher for the Preview information and images

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Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Fisher Models
Page Created 25 October, 2004
Last updated 26 October, 2004

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