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.


Col. Francis Gabreski, commander of the 25th FS/51st FIW and was assigned North American
F-86E 51-2740 named “Gabby”. Occasionally pilots flew whichever aircraft was available and in
October 1951 he was flying F-86E 51-2746 FU-746 “Lady Frances/Michigan Center” when he
shot down one of the 6.5 MiG-15s he accumulated during his tour. FU-746 was the aircraft
assigned to Major William Westcott who scored several of his 5 victories in FU-746. On
November 21, 1952 51-2746 flown by 2nd Lt P.D. Blakeley was shot down but pilot was rescued.

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

Role – Day-Fighter

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
HA4315
F-86E Sabre FU-746,
Col.  Maj. William H. Westcott
and Francis S. Gabreski,
25th FIS/51st FIW, October 1951
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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