HA4306 Hobbymaster North American F-86F Sabre 51-2910 “Beauteous Butch II” 39th FIS/51st FIW, Suwon AB, 1953

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale
HA4306
North American F-86F Sabre
51-2910
"Beauteous Butch II"
39th FIS/51st FIW
Suwon AB
1953

RRP £60.00

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Hobbymaster 1/72nd scale HA4306 North American F-86F Sabre 51-2910 “Beauteous Butch II” 39th FIS/51st FIW, Suwon AB, 1953. Buy online from Flying Tigers.

The North American F-86 Sabre was manufactured from 1949 – 1956 and was America’s first swept-wing fighter. As well as being built in the U.S. variants were built in Canada and Australia arrived to take on the other swept-wing aircraft of the conflict, the MiG-15 Fagot. The Americans claim they shot down 792 MiGs while only losing 78 Sabres, a 10:1 victory ratio which is greatly disputed.

In late 1952 Joseph C. McConnell Jr. was assigned to the 39th FIS/51stFIW in South Korea. Between January 14, 1953 and May 18, 1953 McConnell became the USAF top ace of the Korean War with 16 MiG-15 victories. During the Korean War McConnell flew 3 different F-86s, all named “Beautious Butch II”; a pet name for his wife. An F-86E, then an F-86F that was shot down and finally F-86F 51-2910 buzz number FU-910. On May 18, 1953 McConnell scored victories 15 and 16 and his F-86F had the name repainted to “Beauteous Butch II”.

RRP £60.00

Weight 650 g
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Model Code: HA4306

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