Thursday, August 8, 2013

Marx F-86 Sabre

The workhorse of American airpower during the Korean Conflict, the F-86 Sabre (also known as the Sabrejet) was the swept-wing adversary to Russia's MiG-15. The aircraft was long-lived, having first flown in 1947 and ending in 1994 when the Bolivian Air Force retired its last operational birds.

The Marx F-86, today shown in blue hard plastic, is a very nice toy representation of the plane measuring 5 1/2" (14cm) L x 4 7/8" (12.4) wingspan x 2" (5.1cm) H, and having three free-rolling wheels. I like toy airplanes which have free-rolling wheels versus static struts, they just seem to have more play value. As to when exactly Marx made these it's hard to say. While Marx liked to produce aircraft which were on the cutting edge of technology, the F-86 was around for so long the toy could have been made any time during the '50s or '60s.We all Enjoy it so Everybody can Enjoy it.From The Berg's :)

My photos: taken at the 2012 Nellis Aviation Nation