North American F-86D Sabre Dog – 469th FIS, 355th FIG USAF, McGhee-Tyson AFB 1956
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Falcon Models 1/72 scale FA723009: North American F-86D Sabre Dog of 469th FIS, 355th FIG USAFMcGhee-Tyson AFB, Tennessee, 1956. Falcon models are no longer produced, so this is now hard to find.
Length 6.75 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Box has some light surface wear but nothing that badly detracts
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.