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USAF North American F-86E Sabre Jet Fighter - Maj. William Wescott / Col. Francis Gabreski, 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, October 1951

Hobby Master USAF North American F-86E Sabre Jet Fighter - Maj. William Wescott / Col. Francis Gabreski, 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, October 1951




 
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Hobby Master HA4315 USAF North American F-86E Sabre Jet Fighter - Maj. William Wescott / Col. Francis Gabreski, 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, October 1951 (1:72 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 1:72 scale replica of a USAF North American F-86E Sabre jet fighter that was piloted by both Maj. William Wescott / Col. Francis Gabreski, who were attached to the 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, during October 1951. Pre-order! Ship Date: June 2017.

Dimensions:
Length: 6-3/4-inches
Wingspan: 6-1/4-inches

Release Date: ?

Historical Account: "Gabby" - He participated in aerial combat again during the Korean War. In June 1951, he and a group of selected pilots of the 56th FIW accompanied the delivery of F-86Es of the 62d FIS to Korea aboard the escort carrier USS Cape Esperance. The planes and pilots joined the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Group at K-14 (Kimpo) Air Base, where most engaged in combat. On July 8th, 1951, flying his fifth mission in an F-86, Gabreski shot down a MiG 15, followed by MiG kills on September 2nd and October 2nd.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Interchangeable landing gear
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand

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