Hobby Master 1/72 CAC Sabre Mk.32 A94-978, 79 Sqn., RAAF, Ubon, Thailand, July 1968 Diecast
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Hobby Master 1/72 CAC Sabre Mk.32 A94-978, 79 Sqn., RAAF, Ubon, Thailand, July 1968 Due March 2018
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
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.
On June 1, 1962 RAAF 79 Squadron arrived at Royal Thai Air Force Base Ubon. The squadron
was there to defend against what was thought to be a pending attack through Laos. Two CAC
Mk. 32 Sabres were always kept on high alert armed with 30 mm cannons and Side-Winder
Missiles. These aircraft were to be ready seven days a week during daylight hours and only used
for self-defense. The expected attack never took place but 79 Squadron remained in Thailand
until August 1968 when the unit was disbanded.
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