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CAC CA-27 Avon Sabre

by Mick Evans

 

CAC CA-27 Avon Sabre
76 Sqn RAAF "Black Panthers" Aerobatic Team

 


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-86F Sabre is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

Here is Mick Evans' 1/48 scale Australian CAC CA-27 Avon Sabre built using the comprehensive Red Roo conversion set.

Although the F-86 Sabre and the Avon Sabre look superficially similar, the installation of the Rolls Royce Avon required a major redesign of the fuselage. In fact, only about 40% of the fuselage structure was common to both the F-86 and CA-27 Sabres.

 

 

The Red Roo conversion caters for these differences by supplying five low-pressure injection moulded plastic parts comprising an entirely new fuselage and intake. This conversion may be applied to either the Hasegawa or Academy 1/48 scale F-86 Sabre kits, but there is less work involved in adapting the new fuselage to the Hasegawa kit.

The set also includes decals for seven different aircraft - four RAAF and three Malaysian. The Malaysian Air Force operated the Avon Sabres after they had left RAAF service.

 

 

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Model Copyright 2004 by Mick Evans
Images and Text Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 25 January, 2004
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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