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35810 Corgi   F-86F Sabre - Barb, 4th FIW, Ralph Parr, Korea (1,510 ONLY) £ 0.00
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  US35810 is theis excellent 1/72 scale Diecast Model of North American F-86F Sabre "Barb" of the 4th FIW, 334th FIS, USAF as flown by ace pilot Ralph Parr, based at Kimpo, South Korea in 1953. Low limited edition of only 1,10 pieces, intended primarily for US only issue, so rare in the UK.

Ralph Parr flew a 185-mission tour with the 7th FBS in 195051, then returned to Korea to fly F-86s with the 334th FIS in 1953. He wasted little time in making ace, scoring his fifth kill on June 18, 1953, and finishing his tour with ten kills total. Having survived the Korean War, the final fate of this particular aircraft remains unrecorded.

Designed to meet a USAAF requirement for a day-fighter/escort fighter/dive-bomber, the F-86 was first flown on October 1st, 1947. The Sabre's swept-wing "flying tail" configuration and a hydraulic flight-control system were some of its many firsts in technology and design that have now become standard for jet-powered aircraft. Armed with six 50 caliber machine guns, the F-86 saw extensive action in the Korean War, where it was often pitted against the MiG-15. The Sabre pilot had to be in visual contact with the enemy in order to attempt a shoot-down, thereby making this aircraft the last true "dogfighter" in Air Force inventory.

 
 
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Corgi aviation archive general information

(note not all this information will apply to the above model)
 

The Corgi Aviation Archive features a vast selection of diecast model airplanes in 1:144, 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales and has become the standard by which all other ranges are judged. Each Corgi model is based on a specific aircraft from an important historical or modern era of flight, and has been authentically detailed from original documents and archival material. Subject aircraft in the Aviation Archive appeal to all aviation enthusiasts and every diecast model airplane includes such features as:

  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Poseable presention stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Many limited editions with numbered certificate of authenticity.
  • Detailed pilots and crew members (1:72/1:32).
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected interchangeable features such as airbrakes, opened canopies and access panels (1:72/1:32).
  • Selected moving parts such as gun turrets, control surfaces and swing-wings (1:72/1:32).
 
 
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