1/48 85-5868 Revell F-86D Sabre Dog
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc++
An excellent model featuring all fine recessed panel lines, highly detailed cockpit, separately molded leading edge slats and trailing edge flaps, detailed gear wells, pilot figure, drop tanks, optional position speed brakes, opened or closed canopy, and incredible decal sheet and more. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions. Around 1949 the USAF assigned a high priority to all weather fighter design and deployment. Most manufacturers built traditional two seat machines, such as the F-94. North American, however took a new approach and created one of the first true "One-Man Interceptors". Keeping the wings and landing gear from the proven F-86 Day Fighter, they made a longer and deeper fuselage with a large radome and J47 engine. Guns were replaced with 24 2.75" folding fin rockets. Although more than a ton heavier than the F-86, the Dog was the fasted aircraft of that time and set several world records. 2,504 were built and formed the backbone of America's air defense system in the 1950s.
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