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USAF North American F-86F Sabre Jet - John Glenn, "MiG Mad Marine", 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, South Korea, 1951 (1:48 Scale)
USAF F-86F Sabre Jet - John Glenn, MiG Mad Marine, 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, South Korea, 1951

Armour Collection USAF F-86F Sabre Jet - John Glenn, 'MiG Mad Marine', 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, South Korea, 1951




 
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Armour Collection B11C990 USAF North American F-86F Sabre Jet - John Glenn, "MiG Mad Marine", 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, South Korea, 1951 (1:48 Scale) "My God, we simply have to figure a way out of this situation. There's no point in talking about 'winning' a nuclear war."
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

The first swept-wing airplane in the U.S. fighter inventory, the F-86 scored consistent victories over Russian-built MiG fighters during the Korean War, accounting for a final kill ratio of 10-to-1. Interestingly, all 39 United Nations jet aces won their laurels in Sabres.

Four models of the plane (F-86A, E, F and H) were designated day fighters or fighter bombers, while the F-86D, K and L versions were touted as all-weather interceptors. Successive models of the daylight versions - all designed to destroy hostile aircraft in flight or on the ground - were equipped with more powerful engines and armament systems that ranged from iron bombs and rockets to machine guns and cannon. The three interceptor versions, on the other hand, were equipped with black radome noses, replacing the yawning jet intakes of the other models.

Pictured here is a 1:48 scale replica of a F-86F Sabre nicknamed "MiG Mad Marine", which was flown by then Lieutenant John Glenn of the 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, then deployed to South Korea during 1951. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 9.5 inches
Length: 9.62 inches

Historcial Account: "Week by Week, Month by Month" - After WWII, Glenn was assigned to VMF-311, flying the new F9F Panther jet interceptor. He flew his Panther in 63 combat missions during the Korean War, gaining the dubious nickname "magnet ass" from his apparent ability to attract enemy flak. Twice he returned to base with over 250 flak holes in his aircraft. Glenn flew for a time with Ted Williams, a future hall of fame baseball player for the Boston Red Sox, as his wingman.

Glenn flew a second Korean combat tour on an interservice exchange program with the United States Air Force. He logged 27 missions in the faster F-86F Sabre, and shot down three MiG-15s near the Yalu River in the final days before the cease fire.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Fixed lowered landing gear
  • Plexiglass canopy
  • Accurate markings and insignia

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