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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
North American (Mitsubishi) F-86F Sabre – 02-7960, "Blue Impulse" aerobatic demonstration team, Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), 1965-1981
1:72 Scale. Length: 6". Wingspan: 6”
Limited production of approximately 1500 models worldwide
Japan received its first F-86 in December 1955 and over time was equipped with 180 U.S. built and 300 Mitsubishi built F-86F Sabres. On March 4, 1960 the new F-86F Sabre 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.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed markings
Detachable under wing fuel tanks
Optional extended landing gear
Box with F-86 Sabre artwork
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14