an injection-plastic jet aircraft model kit.
Packaged from a small Japanese company that calls themselves "Monochrome," the kit was produced by Trumpeter in China. Certainly a release of a minor type like this won't excite everyone, but those who delve deep into aviation history during their modeling have waited far too long for this, the last of North American's fighters, which lost to the F-105 in competition. Only three were ever built, and two of them served as valuable test beds with NASA for several years.
In the box, the kit looks pretty good, with fine, recessed panel lines and average cockpit and landing gear detail. Gear bays, however, are nearly bare. Flaps can be positioned up or down, and air brakes can be opened or closed. Decals are included for the red portions of the marking scheme.