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
disputed.


In March 1952 Charles “Chick” Cleveland left the 31st Strategic Fighter Wing and deployed to
Korea with the 334th FIS/4th FIW at Kimpo AB, South Korea. During his nine month tour flying an
F-86E Cleveland is credited with 5 aerial victories as well as 1 probable and 4 damaged.
Cleveland’s fifth victory wasn’t made official for almost 50 years because his wingman of the day
was killed and couldn’t verify this. It was only when Russia admitted aircraft losses on that date
that the fifth victory was officially credited.


North American F-86E Specifications
Externally identical to F-86A Except For New “All-Flying Tail-Plane”


Crew – 1 Pilot

Number Built – 369

Dimensions
Length - length 37.54 ft
Wingspan – 37.12 ft
Height – 14.79 ft

Weight
Empty – 10,555 lb
Takeoff Clean – 14,578 lb
Takeoff w Drop Tanks – 16,346 lb

Performance
Powerplant – 1 x General Electric J47-GE-13 / Thrust 5,200 lb.st.
Maximum Speed @ Sea Level – 679 mph
Speed @ 35,000 ft – 601
Initial RoC – 7,250 ft/min
Ground To 30,000 ft – 6.3 min
Service Ceiling – 47,200 ft
Combat Radius – 321 miles
Ferry Range – 1,022 miles
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA4314B
F-86E Sabre
FU-760, flown by Charles "Chick" Cleveland,
4th Fighter Wing, Korean War
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Fully assembled.
Comes with crew figure
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
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