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Old 01-27-2007, 07:17 AM
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Hi Guys,
I am looking for information about the F-86 Sabre flown by Capt Clifford D Jolley. I am nearly finished building my Fiber Classics F-86 and this appears to be an interesting colour scheme. Last summer I bought an Admiral Toys 1/18th scale model of this aircraft. However, I want to be sure that the scheme applied to the model is accurate, and that it is the correct version of the Sabre.
So does any one have photos of the original aircraft or know of any rescource I can access to find them?
Any information will be gratefully received.
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:32 PM
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Take a look at "Korean War Aces" by Osprey Books. It is Osprey Aricraft of the Aces #4 book and is by Robert F Dorr, Warren Thompson and Jon Lake. It has a color plate of the Jolley Rogers Sabre on page 47 as well as on the back of the book. This is just a painting, but will serve to verify markings. There is a B&W photo of Jolley in front of this plane inside as well but barely any of the plane is visible. Just the "Jolly Rogers" flag is about all you can see of the plane. Hope that helps!

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Old 01-28-2007, 07:31 AM
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Hi Woody,
Yes that is a big help. I will look it up. My biggest problem is knowing what exact model of Sabre Capt Jolley flew. Mine has a slatted wing and I think Capt Jolleys did too. I saw a picture on a website (that I can no longer find), about jets at Kimpo. It has a faded black and white photo of his jet. Although I could not tell if there were slats fitted or not, it did not have the wing fences, which I believe were always present on the 6-3 wing.
I will see if I can buy this book.
Thanks for your help.

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http://www.hill.af.mil/museum/photos/dawnjet/f-86f.htm

Hill has an F-86 painted up to resemble his aircraft. It is not accurate, but i'm sure they have a bunch of info on him.
Apparently it was an F-86E with sloted wing.

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Thanks Miniflyer,
That's good thinking. I will drop them an email. In the meantime I have ordered the book that Woody suggested.
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The picture i have in the "Korean War Aces" the jet looks like its natural aluminum and not Grey like in that photo.

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Old 01-29-2007, 04:11 PM
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many museums and flying units paint their vintage aircraft grey instead of leaving them aluminum because of weather and humidity.....it's so much easier to keep a painted aircraft shiny.

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