America's first swept-wing fighter, the F-86 Sabre — sometimes called the "Sabrejet" — 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, though, despite its success during the campaign and its overall versatility and adaptability, it was largely obsolete by the late 1950s. It was, however, the most-produced Western jet fighter in history with nearly 10,000 planes manufactured and service extending in some international militaries until 1994.
This 1/110 scale, die cast model is a replica of "Mig Mad Marine," an F-86F Sabre flown by future astronaut and U.S. senator, Major John Glenn during the final year of the Korean War. In addition to its signature colorful artwork, it also features engraved panel lines, a glazed canopy, a well-equipped cockpit, a detailed afterburning engine nozzle, authentic markings, and a nameplate display stand. Measures approximately 4½" long with a 4" wingspan.