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North American F-107
Ultra Sabre

 

North American F-107 Ultra Sabre

by Francesco Pernice

 


 Italeri's 1/72 scale Super Sabre is available online at Squadron

 

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This beautiful aircraft challenged the F-105 in a USAF competition for an attack plane.
Unfortunately the choice fell on the F-105 even though the F-107 was undoubtedly better in many respects.

This 1/72 scale model is a mixture of the VAMI Models resin kit and the ESCI/ITALERI KIT.

 

 

The VAMI kit is rather difficult to assemble because the resin is deformed. Using the wings and tailerons from ESCI's kit was a great help.

Flaps are always extended downward in pictures of the real aircraft so they were cut-off and repositioned. Many panels above the wings were also re-engraved.

The landing gear was taken from the ESCI model and modified according to pictures of the real aircraft; while the wheels of the main landing gears come from an Italeri YF23.

 



The model was painted with Humbrol Metal Cote on a glossy Azure base, coated with Gunze clear gloss and finished with red/orange. Decals come from different sheets dedicated to USAF in 1/72.

In the end this was very hard work in an ocean of filler!
 

 


Text, Images and Model Copyright 2001 by Francesco Pernice
Page Created 11 October, 2001
Last Updated 26 October, 2001

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