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|Subcategory||:||1:72 Hobby Master|
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This product was added to our database on Wednesday 21 September 2016.
Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1:72 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box HA4351, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Comes with crew figure
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
The North American F-86 Sabre was manufactured from 1949 – 1956 and was America’s first
swept-wing fighter. As well as being built in the U.S. variants were built in Canada and Australia
bringing the total of all variants manufactured to 9,860 units. During the Korean War the Sabre
arrived to take on the other swept-wing aircraft of the conflict, the MiG-15 Fagot. The Americans
claim they shot down 792 MiGs while only losing 78 Sabres, a 10:1 victory ratio which is greatly
The aerobatic display team from Taiwan was formed in 1953 and given the name “Thunder
Tigers Technical Flying Corps”. Equipped with four F-84Gs they gave their first public
performance on August 14, 1954. June 1956 they became the “Flight Technical Corps of China
Air Force Thunder Tigers” and 1957 increased to nine aircraft as well as making their first
international appearance. In 1959 the “Thunder Tigers” converted to F-86 Sabres with both
F-86A and F models. Over the years the team flew the F-5A, F-5E and the Taiwanese AT-3.
Specifications for the North American F-86F
Crew – 1
Length – 37 ft 1 ins (11.4 m)
Wingspan – 37 ft 0 ins (11.3 m)
Height – 14 ft 1 ins (4.5 m)
Empty – 11,125 lb (5,046 kg)
Loaded – 15,198 lb (6,894 kg)
Maximum Take-off – 18,152 lb (8,234 kg)
1 – General Electric J47-GE-27 turbojet
Thrust – 5,910 lbf (maximum @7,950 rpm for 5 minutes) 26.3 kN)
Fuel – JP-4
Internal – 437 US gallons (1,650 l)
Drop Tanks – 2 x 200 US gallons (760 l)
Maximum Speed – 687 mph (1,106 km/h) @ sea level and combat weight of 14,212 lb (6,447 kg)
Range – 1,525 miles (2,454 km)
Service Ceiling – 49,600 ft @ combat weight (15,100 km)
ROC – 9,000 ft/min @ sea level (45.72 m/s)
Guns- 6 x 0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns w/1,602 rounds
Rockets – various rocket launchers, example 2 x Matra rocket pods w/18 SNEB (French
manufacturer - Societe Nouvelle des Etablissements Edgar Brandt) 68 mm air-to-ground rockets
Bombs – 5,300 lb (2,400 kg) of payload on 4 outer hardpoints while 2 inner pylons were
designed for 2 drop tanks to extend range. A variety of bombs could be carried with standard
maximum load of 2 x 1000lb bombs on outer pylons plus 2 x 200 US gallon drop tanks on the 2
inner pylons. Napalm canisters and even tactical nuclear weapons could be selected.
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