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Hasegawa 1/72 F-86D Sabre Dog, JRV (14088) >>> FINISHED <<<


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44 minutes ago, exdraken said:

great result!

 

I love those Yugoslavian western aircraft! history is such a strange thing ;)

so many what-ifs.... and possible turning points :D

 

 

Thanks for the kind words mates.

 

Yup, what if Yugoslavia have continued with western jets - would we be later using F-84F, F-100, F-102, F-104, F-5, F-16 and/or A-4, A-7? A plenty of what-if material for us scale modellers! :)

 

Cheers,

S.

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Hi Srkirad,

 

wow, your F-86D came out really lovely, great paint job. And the Yugoslav markings are the icing on the cake :) Hard to believe it's in 1/72.

 

On 3/10/2021 at 3:37 PM, exdraken said:

I love those Yugoslavian western aircraft! history is such a strange thing ;)

so many what-ifs.... and possible turning points :D

Yep, there are a few possibilities which were close to become reality.

For example, Yugoslavia selected the Mirage III as their next fighter to replace the F-86, the contract almost signed. The deal only fell through when the French intercepted a weapons shipment to Algeria which could be traced back to Yugoslavia. So they got the MiG-21 instead.

Other aircraft offered to Yugoslavia included the Hawker Hunter, the F-5E (including licence production) and the F-4 Phantom II. Plenty of what-if possibilities :whistle:

 

Cheers

Markus

 

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