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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA4351
North American F-86F Sabre Diecast Model
ROCAF 1st TFW Thunder Tigers, #6433, Taiwan, 1959

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
North American F-86F Sabre   6.75"   6.25"

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.

North American F-86F Sabre

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.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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