Fly with a legend. This highly detailed 1:72-scale die-cast metal model represents a North American Aviation F-86F Sabre Jet flown by future astronaut and U.S. senator John Glenn. The F-86 Sabre Jet was America's first swept-wing fighter and entered the U.S. Air Force fleet in 1949, where it played an important role fighting Soviet MiG-15s during the Korean War. NAA produced nearly 10,000 of the speed-record-setting planes. U. S. Marines Major Glenn flew 27 combat missions in Korea on an F-86F known as MiG Mad Marine (named for his zeal to shoot down MiGs). This special model features engraved panel lines, a sliding canopy, removable pilot figure, fully equipped cockpit, detailed afterburning engine nozzle, wing-mounted drop tanks, optional-position landing gear, and authentic markings. Presentation stand is included. Ages 14 and up. Measures approximately 6.75"L x 6.25" wingspan. Imported.
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