North American F-86F-30-NA Sabre Serial # 52-4539




Info Eduard

(December 2015 Issue)

Eduard model company added an article on FU-539 and a brief history with story account from my father. Click the magazine cover or link below to read. The full magazine can be found on Eduard's website:

Preview of Pages (Download pdf below to view full scale):

To view PDF: December 2015 Issue

Eduard Ultimate Sabre 1163 Instructions

(December 2015)

In late September, I received an email from the Eduard model company. They were interested in making a decal variation for their 'Ultimate Sabre' F86-F 1/48 scale model kit. You may now purchase it on their website (model kit #1163). Click the picture or link below to view their instruction sheet and photos of their promotional model.

'Ultimate Sabre' Model kit and instruction

Larger view of the promotional model



AirFix Model World

(March 2017 Issue)

Airfix Model World wrote an article about José Pires's FU-539 model build. The added many detailed photos of the effort that was put into building it. There is also another article afterwards that has Sabre related information.

José Pires states "The model is the famous F-86F-30 Sabre. The kit is Eduard`s offering as a limited editions and my friends... it`s well worth it! The box contains 87 well moulded plastic pieces (Hasegawa), which turns the project on a fast ans hassle free build. Then, to top it off, Eduard throws inside two sets of PE metal, (one coloured and one plain),an resin ejection seat and gourgeous decal sheet beautifully printed by Cartograph."

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To view PDF: March 2017 issue

Photos of José Pires model




MiG Alley: Sabres Vs. MiGs Over Korea

(Hardcover – July, 2002)

by Warren E Thompson (Author), David R. McLaren (Author) Page 170