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


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

24 resin parts


Clear resin canopy & Decal


Span 164 mm


Length 186 mm


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



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.










Long range fighter

To explore long range version of F-86A




1x Pratt & Whitney J48-P-6 turbojet

708 mph


6x 20mm cannon (planned)


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)


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


The Korean War operation 1950 ~ 1953


Post war U.S. experimental aircraft