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F-86K Sabre Jet

F-86K Sabre Jet Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review May 2020 Title F-86K Sabre Jet
Author Federico Anselmino Publisher Aviation Collectables
Published 2012 ISBN 9788890523137
Format 44 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $18.95


F-86K Sabre Jet, part of the “Italian Aviation Series” from publisher Aviation Collectables, charts the FIAT-built interceptors in Italian service.

Available for the first time in North America from Casemate, the compact chronicle tells the total tale in just 44 pages – including covers.

In both Italian and English, author Federico Anselmino recaps design, development, and deployment of the canon-armed, all-weather F-86D derivative. And he does so in lavishly illustrated fashion.

Images include color photos, B&W shots, and tech-manual excerpts. And color profiles with unit badges provide plenty of project potential.

Anselmino even seasons his study with colorful reproductions of period Italian magazine covers depicting F-86Ks!

Extended, explanatory captions accompany images. Tables with F-86K technical data, unit details, weaponry, and serials also augment the account. And a model build of Special Hobby’s 1:72-scale kit, acknowledgements, and references conclude contents.


With thanks to Casemate Publishing for the review copy!