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F-86 Sabre Model, USAF, 116th FS, 81st FIW - Corgi AA35802

F-86 Sabre Model, USAF, 116th FS, 81st FIW - Corgi AA35802 - click to enlarge
F-86 Sabre Model, USAF, 116th FS, 81st FIW - Corgi AA35802 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA35802
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Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model

North American F-86A Sabre - 116th FIS, 81st FIW, USAF, Shepherds Grove, England, 1951

1:72 Scale.  Length: 6".  Wingspan: 6.25"

Limited Edition

Soon after the end of World War II the USAAF (as it was until 1947) vacated the UK en masse and it was not until August 1951 that tactical elements of the USAF returned to the U.K. in the form of the 81st FIW. On the 27th of August F-86 Sabres of the 116th FIS took up residence at Shepherds Grove in Suffolk, England, being the first aircraft of this type to be based in Europe.

The F-86 Sabre was a transonic jet fighter aircraft. First flown in 1947, the F-86 entered service with the US Air Force in 1949. The Sabre is best known for its role in the Korean War, where it was pitted against the Soviet built MiG-15. In addition to its use in Korea, the F-86 Sabre also served in various stateside and overseas roles throughout the early part of the Cold War. It was by far the most-produced Western jet fighter with a total production, of all variants, of 9,860.

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-86 Sabre features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card

  • Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft Models

    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14

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