Order in advance for an expected arrival in September 2020. The release date is subject to change by the manufacturer.
Your credit or debit card will not be charged until this item is available. Payment using PayPal is not recommended for pre-orders. If PayPal is used the payment will be processed when we receive the order.
Order separately from in-stock items
Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
North American F-86F Sabre – 02-7960, "Blue Impulse", Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF)
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.
Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with precision-tooled die-cast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a F-86 Sabre features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14