SAAF Sabre – Bush war 1/48 Academy
The South African Airforce operated the Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk.6 from 1956 to 1980. The first Sabre’s flown by SAAF Pilots were during the Korean War.
This is my rendition of the last Sabre to fly in the SAAF. I admit I need to take better photos.
this is the Academy 1/48 scale kit. I opened some panels, scratchbuild the gun radar array in the nose and the ammo cover used by the pilot as a step to board the aircraft. I used Humbrol enamles, mixing the SAAF Buff colour to match. Decals comes from ancient sheets of which the manufacturer’s details have faded. Serial numbers are from a dry transfer sheet.
Hope you enjoy.
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