F-86 Sabre / USAFItem Number: 1153
North American F-86 Sabre airplane model. Feel the thrill of flight with this exquisite mahogany wood F-86 Sabre, hand carved and painted for a true aviation enthusiast! Get ready to soar with this one-of-a-kind piece - an awe-inspiring blend of craftsmanship and nostalgia!
The North American F-86 Sabre airplane model. The USAF's first swept-wing jet fighter made its initial flight on October 1, 1947. The first production model flew on May 20, 1948, and on September 15, 1948, an F-86A set a new world speed record of 670.9 mph. Originally designed as a high-altitude day-fighter, it was subsequently redesigned into an all-weather interceptor (F-86D) and a fighter-bomber (F-86H).
As a day fighter, the airplane saw service in Korea in three successive series (F-86A, E, and F) where it engaged the Russian-built MiG-15. By the end of hostilities, it had shot down 792 MiGs at a loss of only 76 Sabre's, a victory ratio of 10 to 1.
More than 5,500 Sabre Day-fighters were built in the U.S. and Canada. The airplane was also used by the air forces of 20 other nations, including West Germany, Japan, Spain, Britain, and Australia.
Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/32. Wingspan 13 3/4 inches, Length 14 1/8 inches.