Hobby Master 1/72 CAC Sabre Mk.31 A94-942, 76 Sqn. "Red Diamonds Aerobatic Team", RAAF, Williamtown, Sept, 1962 Due June 2018

Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Fully assembled.
Comes with crew figure
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.

The CAC prototype Sabre (CA-26) first flew on August 3, 1953. The production aircraft were 
designated the CA-27 Sabre with first deliveries to the Royal Australian Air Force beginning in 
1954 powered by an Avon 20 engine and these were designated Sabre Mk 30. In 1957 and 1958 
these aircraft had their wing slats removed and became Sabre Mk. 31. The last 69 aircraft to be 
produced had the new Avon 26 engine and were designated Mk. 32. In the mid 1960s the Mirage 
III began to replace the Sabres.

The “Red Diamonds” were an RAAF Aerobatic Team formed in 1962 by members of the 76 
Squadron based at Williamtown NSW and flew until 1965. The “Red Diamonds” aircraft were 
Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Sabre Mk. 31 but A94-942 was the last Mk. 31 
produced and it along with A94-938 was modified with an extra 84 gallon fuel storage in the 
extending wing leading edge like the USAF F-86F. The aircraft under-wing pylons could also 
carry a pair of drop tanks or 500 pound bombs or sixteen 5-inch HVARs.


SKU HA4316
Barcode # 4895173407864
Brand Hobby Master
Scale 1/72
Material Plastic

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