In 1948, intelligence warnings prompted the U.S. Air Force to hurriedly develop an all-weather interceptor. Starting with the basic airframe of its F-86A Sabre, North American incorporated two unprecedented concepts into the F-86D (initially designated the F-95): a highly sophisticated electronic system replaced the second crewmember carried by other interceptors and air-to-air missiles replaced the classic gun armament.
Made by Falcon Models, this 1/72 scale, die cast model is a wonderful recreation of a resulting F-86D flown by the Royal Hellenic Air Force's No. 343 Interception Squadron. You get engraved panel and hatch lines, a detailed cockpit with an opening canopy, wing-mounted fuel tanks, a fuselage-mounted rocket tray, optional-position landing gear, the type's distinctive nose radome, and authentic markings. Measures 6¾" long with a 6¼" wingspan and arrives ready to display on the included stand.