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F-86E Sabre, Westcott and Gabreski, 25th FIS/51st FIW, Oct 1951 (1:72) - Preorder item, order now for future delivery
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Prepainted Diecast Metal Model
Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
F-86E Sabre FU-746,
Col. Maj. William H. Westcott
and Francis S. Gabreski,
25th FIS/51st FIW, October 1951
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Comes with crew figure
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
The North American F-86 Sabre was manufactured from 1949 � 1956 and was America�s first
Col. Francis Gabreski, commander of the 25th FS/51st FIW and was assigned North American F-86E 51-2740 named �Gabby�. Occasionally pilots flew whichever aircraft was available and in October 1951 he was flying F-86E 51-2746 FU-746 �Lady Frances/Michigan Center� when he shot down one of the 6.5 MiG-15s he accumulated during his tour. FU-746 was the aircraft assigned to Major William Westcott who scored several of his 5 victories in FU-746. On November 21, 1952 51-2746 flown by 2nd Lt P.D. Blakeley was shot down but pilot was rescued.