North American F-86 (F-86E) Sabre 25th FIS/51st FIW - Westcott and Gabreski - USAF - 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Hobby Master
1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – North American Aviation F-86 Sabre – Length: 6.25" Wingspan: 6”
This model is a single seat and includes a pilot figure. The canopy can slide open and close, but this needs to be done very carefully.
It does includes a detailed landing gear as well as the covers of the wheel wells to give the appearance of in-flight. There is a display stand included.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
This model represents 25th FIS/51st FIW Westcott and Gabreski.
The box measures 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches.
The North American F-86 Sabre, sometimes called the Sabrejet, is a transonic jet fighter aircraft. Produced by North American Aviation, the Sabre is best known as the United States' first swept wing fighter that could counter the similarly-winged Soviet MiG-15 in high-speed dogfights over the skies of the Korean War (1950–1953). Considered one of the best and most important fighter aircraft in that war, the F-86 is also rated highly in comparison with fighters of other eras. Although it was developed in the late 1940s and was outdated by the end of the '50s, the Sabre proved versatile and adaptable and continued as a front-line fighter in numerous air forces until the last active operational examples were retired by the Bolivian Air Force in 1994.