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#AA-2039   1/72 scale  North American YF-93A (F-86C)  Long range version of F-86 Sabre

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Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

24 resin parts

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Clear resin canopy & Decal

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Span 164 mm

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Length 186 mm

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Unit price: US$40

Shipping charge: US$4.00

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal

US$0.4

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Aircraft History and Specification

In 1946, USAF recognized all the early jet fighters were lacked sufficient range to escort bombers to the target. So the proposal for a penetration fighter were requested. In 1947, North American responded with the proposal for a revised version of the F-86A, which the fuselage size was enlarged for bigger internal fuel tanks to increase its range. Since the extra fuel increased weight so the more powerful engine was chosen. A dual-wheel main landing gear was selected for the heavier weight amount. It also installed new SCR-720 radar / six cannons in nose so the air intakes relocated to the fuselage side with special NACA-designed flush air scoop. USAF ordered two prototypes which designated F-86C. In 1948, 118 production were also ordered and was redesignated, F-93. However, with the success of the B-47 bomber which speed fast enough without need from fighter escort, the F-93 production contract was cancelled. The first prototype made its first flight in 1950. Its range and speed were performed as expected. After a fly-off with Lockheed XF-90 and McDonnell XF-88, two YF-93s were handed over to NACA for further tests until late 1950s.

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Long range fighter

To explore long range version of F-86A

38ft.9in.

44ft.1in.

15ft.8in.

1x Pratt & Whitney J48-P-6 turbojet

708 mph

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6x 20mm cannon (planned)

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Model References

The Curtiss XF-87 Blackhawk is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Post war U.S.A.F. fighter 1946 ~ 1962

Republic F-84 Thunderjet

McDonnell XF-85 Goblin

North American F-86 Sabre

Curtiss XF-87 Blackhawk

McDonnell XF-88 Voodoo

Northrop F-89 Scorpion

Lockheed XF-90

Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor

Convair XF-92A

North American YF-93A (F-86C)

Lockheed F-94A Starfire

North American YF-95A (F-86D)

Republic YF-96A (F-84F) Thunderflash

Lockheed YF-97A (F-94C)

Hughes XF-98 Falcon (AIM-4)

Lockheed XF-99 Bomarc

North American F-100A Super Sabre

McDonnell F-101A Voodoo

Convair F-102 Delta Dagger

Republic XF-103 Thunderwarrior

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter

Republic F-105B Thunderchief

Republic XF-106 (XF-84H) / Convair F-106 Delta Dart

North American YF-107A Ultra Sabre

North American XF-108 Rapier

Bell XF-109

McDonnell F-110A (F-4C) Spectre

General Dynamics F-111A

U.S.A.F. Penetration fighter competition in 1946

McDonnell XF-88 Voodoo

Lockheed XF-90

North American YF-93A (F-86C)

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Sabre family served in the U.S.A.F.

North American XP-86

North American F-86A/B Sabre

North American F-86C (YF-93A)

North American F-86D (YF-95A)

North American F-86E/L Sabre

North American F-86F/H/K Sabre

North American F-100A Super Sabre

North American YF-107A Ultra Sabre

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The Korean War operation 1950 ~ 1953

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Post war U.S. experimental aircraft