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F-86D Sabre Dog - 101st Squadron, 3rd Air Wing, JASDF 

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Falcon Models 1:72 FA723006
F-86D Sabre Dog - 101st Squadron, 3rd Air Wing, JASDF

Historical Note:


Historical Note:   In 1948, intelligence warning prompted the U.S. Air Force to hurriedly develop an all-weather interceptor. Starting with the basic airframe of its F-86A Sabre, North American incorporated two unprecedented concepts into the F-86D (initially designated the F-95): a highly sophisticated electronic system replaced the second crewmember carried by other interceptors and it became the first production single-seat fighter in which air-to-air missiles replaced the classic gun armament.

Now, the legendary and innovative F-86D Sabre Dog can take its rightful place in any Cold War die cast airplane collection! This first-ever, 1/72 scale, die cast model of an F-86D is a wonderful re-creation of the original, right down to the distinctive profile and nose radome.

Info:   F-86D Sabre Dog - 101st Squadron, 3rd Air Wing, JASDF



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  1. F-86D Sabre Dog - 101st Squadron, 3rd Air Wing, JASDF 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jul 2012

    Falcon has done a nice job, capturing the overall look of the F-86D Sabre Dog. The model has substantial weight for it's size and the fit of the different pieces are tight with very little gaps to speak of.

    The engraved panel lines are nicely done, just the right depth. The Tampo graphics are crisp and sharp, and they are positioned correctly. The externals consist of a, belly-mounted rocket pack and two wing mounted external fuel tanks. The wing tanks are installed straight and fit snug under the wings. I kinda wish that FM would have made the rocket pack, a removable item on the model.

    The cockpit is nicely detailed with an ejection seat, control stick and instrument panels. The only thing missing is a pilot figure, for those who need to have one. Canopy can be displayed in both the open or closed positions. On my copy, the canopy and windshield plastic was slightly cloudy, but an easy fix with a little dab of 'future' liquid.

    The engine intake opening and nose cone are correctly done and look right. I wish the inside of the engine intake was die-cast a little deeper into the model. A touch-up inside the back with flat black paint, will help enhance the appearance and effect.

    The model does come with a set of landing gear, parts and a display stand, so it can be displayed on the ground or in the flight position.

    Overall, I commend FM for producing a fine example of this F-86D Sabre Dog. I would have rated it with five stars, if it were not for those things which could be improved on.

    These FM F-86D's are a welcomed addition to the die-cast hobby, and I would recommend them to collectors. Once you get one, you'll probably want to get the others.