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F-86F-25/30 Sabre (F-40 Wing) (72-064 & 48-034) - 1:48 & 1:72 Hi-Decal Line

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 F-86F-25/30 Sabre (F-40 Wing) (72-064 & 48-034)

1:48 & 1:72 Hi-Decal Line

 

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There are quite a few F-86 Sabre models out there, however the decal options in the kits tend to be pretty standard. If you want something a little different the Hi-Decal have a sheet out in 1/72 & 1/48 for those used by the lesser know Air Forces.

 

The options on the sheet are;

 

  1. F-86F-25 51-13244 / 3-133 - 103rd TFS, Imperial Iranian Air Force, in Natural Metal Finish, deployed to Kamina AB,Congo, in 1963 as part of the UN Fighter Wing during the Katanga crisis.
  2. F-86F-25 51-13224 / 3-140 - 41st TFS, Imperial Iranian Air Force, in Asia Minor camouflage scheme,4 TFB Vahdati, 1969
  3. F-86F-25 51-13240 / 275 - 1st Fighter Bomber Sqn, Imperial Ethiopian Air Force, in Asia Minor camouflage, Asmara AB, 1972
  4. F-86F-30 52-4576 / "DRAGON" - 9th TFS, 5th TFW, Philippine Air Force, in Jungle camouflage, Edwin Andrews AB, Mindanao,1973.

 

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The sheets provide all the national markings as well as stencils for each option. The information concerning the Ethiopian option has only just been researched by Hi-Decal.  Registration, sharpness and colour density are all good, with a thin gloss carrier film cut close to the printed areas.  

 

Recommended for your next Sabre build if you like a little something different to the kit options.

 

 

 

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