Did anyone besides the U.S use the F-86D? And if so were there
different paint schemes than the natural metal finish? Seems like I saw
somewhere Denmark had some. I'm looking for something a little
different because I'm just not any good doing NMF paint schemes?
To convert to a K model you need more than the cannon fairings. IIRC
there was also a fuselage stretch forward of the wings. The wings may
have been different too, altho I'm not 100% on that.
It's been awhile since I studied the subject so I'm at the mercy of my
memory. I do remember that different models of the Ds and Ks used
different wings just as the dayfighters did. F-86s seem so simple but
they can get just as complicated as Bf 109s. It's a subject that
requires some study.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.
The F-86D used the early slatted F-86A type wing. No 6-3 leading edge or
When many of the Ds were converted to the L model, they were rebuilt with
the slatted, 6-3 wing with a 12 inch extension on each tip.
The F-86K was the export interceptor version of the D. As such it had the
same wing as the D version, not the L wing.
Italy together with Germany, France, Holland, Honduras, Norway and
Venezuela (http://f-86.tripod.com/f86k.html ), but besides cannon
fairings, one has to stretch the fuselage, rescribe almost all its
panels and check for the correct wing. It might even have the F-40
slatted wing fitted during IRAN maintenance.
Luca Beato - http://xoomer.virgilio.it/huey /
FAQ del plastimodellismo su http://www.ipmsitaly.com/faq/modelfaq.html
Denmark used the F-86D but they were all in NMF paint scheme while in active
service. After retirement some of them were painted overall dark green for
use as decoys. There was a picture on HS recently showing this (try
searching the forums for 'Vandel').
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