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F-86F Sabre signed by Boots Blesse

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Scale: 1/32
Wing Span: 14.13 Length: 13.75


Model Description

The F-86 Sabre was a transonic jet fighter aircraft produced by North American Aviation. The F-86 was considered one of the best and most important fighter aircraft in the Korean War. It was also rated highly in comparison with fighters of other eras. Although it was developed in the late 1940s and was outdated by the end of the 1950s, the Sabre proved versatile and adaptable, and continued as a front-line fighter in numerous air forces until the last active operational examples were retired by the Bolivian Air Force in 1994.

This model is personally signed by Frederick Corbin "Boots" Blesse. Blesse flew two combat tours during the Korean War, completing 67 missions in F-51s, 35 missions in F-80s and 121 missions in F-86s. During the second tour in F-86s, he was officially credited with shooting down nine MiG-15s and one La-9. At the time of his return to the United States in October 1952, he was America's leading jet ace. Certificate of Authenticity included.

This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.