Falcon Models FA723004 | North American F-86D Sabre Dog SFR Yugoslav Air Force, 1960's

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North American F-86D Sabre Dog SFR Yugoslav Air Force, 1960's


Scale 1:72

Metal diecast, comes with stand

General Background:

Designed to meet a USAAF requirement for a day-fighter/escort fighter/dive-bomber, the F-86 was first flown on October 1st, 1947. The Sabre's swept-wing "flying tail" configuration and a hydraulic flight-control system were some of its many firsts in technology and design that have now become standard for jet-powered aircraft. Armed with six 50 caliber machine guns, the F-86 saw extensive action in the Korean War, where it was often pitted against the MiG-15. The Sabre pilot had to be in visual contact and within gun range of the enemy in order to attempt a shoot-down, thereby making this aircraft the last true "dogfighter" in Air Force inventory.

Falcon Models' 1:72 scale F-86D:                                                                                                               

Is constructed of almost-solid diecast metal with only the smallest amount of plastic used, giving it a hefty feel. Crisp rivet and panel line details have been cast into the fuselage and accurately sculpted rudder. The hinged canopy opens for an unobstructed view of the cockpit's interior features, such as the pad-printed front and side instrument panels, pilot seat and control stick. The solid metal wing is cleverly fitted to the fuselage, with the seams visible only on the underside. Additional features include afterburner details deep inside the engine's exhaust nozzle while some models include wing mounted fuel tanks and a ventral mounted rocket tray.