MustHave 1/48 F-86K Sabre
|PRICE:||39,99 £ (about $62.00)from Hannants|
|REVIEWER:||Jean Paul Poisseroux|
|NOTES:||Revell F-86D kit and conversion parts|
While the end of the WWII brought hopes for mondial peace, the east-west blocks already led to an other crisis.
Cold war and international tensions forced old allied to increase their air power supremacy in all directions.
North American which produce the famous F86 Sabre develop an all weather version derivative coded F-86 D. The radar housed in a bulbous nose above the intake lead to a new design of the airframe. Armament consist in a movable rockets bay retracting behind the front gear . To help equipment of the European Nato countries to counter Soviet threat US government propose a lighter version equipped with 4 cannons integrated in the intake instead of the rocket pack. The fuselage was also modified with a length of 8 extension. The wing geometry also change, the short wing of the first F86 K increased to become the famous 6-3 geometry.
Foreign countries which used this version were numerous, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Netherland, Norway, Venezuela.
first 1/48 injected model of the
F-86K come from
The notice is simple to understand, no bad surprise.
sheets are gorgeous with 5 possibilities. 2 French Air Force with 2 silver
machines, from ECTT (Escadrille de Chasse Tout Temps - all weather fighting
squadron) 2/13 ALPES and 1/13
For fans of the F-86K, this new kit is a good surprise. Easy to assemble, based on an excellent kit, whats more to ask for?.
Modellers who would like to get a late version with « 6-3 » wing could easily
home made the transformation with the help of a good drawings.
Your editor would like to point out that by 1960, nearly all extant F-86Ks
had the F-40 extended wing with late build Fiat planes having this added during
manufacture. Reference on this is Ray Wagner's F-86 Sabre by Doubleday,
Your editor would like to point out that by 1960, nearly all extant F-86Ks had the F-40 extended wing with late build Fiat planes having this added during manufacture. Reference on this is Ray Wagner's F-86 Sabre by Doubleday, 1963.
Recommended without hesitation.
PUBLICATION: Air force legends n°202/211
My thanks to MustHave! for the preview kit.
If you would like your product reviewed fairly and fairly quickly, please contact the editor or see other details in the Note to Contributors.
Back to the Main Page
Back to the Review Index Page
Back to the Previews Index Page