Italeri 1/48 Scale F-86E Sabre

SKU: ITA2799

The North American F-86 Saber is an American single-seat turbojet fighter aircraft that was known as a worthy opponent of the Mig-15 during the Korean War. The flight of the F-86 prototype, which was powered by the Chevrolet J35-C-3 engine, took place in October 1947. The plane entered the line in 1949. The F-86 was the first mass-produced fighter that was able to exceed the speed of sound. The North American F-86 Saber was the main American fighter during the Korean War that was able to compete and successfully fight the Mig-15. It is estimated that the ratio of combat losses of both these machines is 2: 1 in favor of the American machine. The F-86 also took part in other conflicts: the Indo-Pakistani war in 1965 and the Bangladeshi War of Independence in 1971. A dozen or so versions of the F-86 were created, which differed from each other in the built-up engine, armament and tasks performed. Three versions are the most popular. The F-86A, the first serial version, fulfilling a hunting role, 554 copies were produced. Another is the F-86D, with a new General Electric J47-GE-17 engine, a characteristically elongated bow and a new horizontal tail. In total, 2504 units of this version were created.