America's first swept-wing fighter, the F-86 Sabre was introduced into the U.S. Air Force fleet in 1949. It is perhaps most recognizable as the aircraft battling Soviet MiG-15s during the Korean War. Among the many heroic aviators to pilot the famous jet was Colonel Harold Fischer, an 11-victory ace who flew more than 175 missions in Korea. While piloting "The Paper Tiger," an F-86F Sabre, he achieved his 11th victory on April 7, 1953, though he was shot down and taken captive by the Chinese. He was not released until 1955, after which time he went on to fly more than 200 missions during the Vietnam War.
A Hobby Master replica of "The Paper Tiger" as it appeared during his 11th victory flight, this 1/72 scale, die cast model features his aircraft's signature nose art, engraved panel lines, a sliding canopy, a removable pilot figure, a well-equipped cockpit, a detailed afterburning engine nozzle, optional-position landing gear, authentic markings, and a stylish presentation stand. Measures approximately 6¾" long with a 6¼" wingspan.
Hobby Master: HA4313