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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA4318
North American F-86F Sabre Diecast Model
JASDF Blue Impulse, #02-7960, Hamamatsu AB, Japan, 1981

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


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Japan received the first Sabres in December 1955 and over time was equipped with 180 US built and 300 Mitsubishi built F-86Fs. On March 4, 1960 the new F-86F aerobatic team "Tenryu" performed it first demonstration at Hamamatsu Air Base. Westerners found the name "Tenryu" difficult to pronounce so the name was changed to "Blue Impulse". F-86F 02-7960 was assembled by Mitsubishi and flew with the "Blue Impulse" from 1965 until 1981 when the F-86F was retired for the Mitsubishi T-2. 02-7960 is on display at the JASDF Museum at Hamamatsu.

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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