The CAC prototype Sabre (CA-26) first flew on August 3, 1953. The production aircraft were
designated the CA-27 Sabre with first deliveries to the Royal Australian Air Force beginning in
1954 powered by an Avon 20 engine and these were designated Sabre Mk 30. In 1957 and 1958
these aircraft had their wing slats removed and became Sabre Mk. 31. The last 69 aircraft to be
produced had the new Avon 26 engine and were designated Mk. 32. In the mid 1960s the Mirage
III began to replace the Sabres.



On June 1, 1962 RAAF 79 Squadron arrived at Royal Thai Air Force Base Ubon. The squadron
was there to defend against what was thought to be a pending attack through Laos. Two CAC
Mk. 32 Sabres were always kept on high alert armed with 30 mm cannons and Side-Winder
Missiles. These aircraft were to be ready seven days a week during daylight hours and only used
for self-defense. The expected attack never took place but 79 Squadron remained in Thailand
until August 1968 when the unit was disbanded.



Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Sabre CA-27 Mk. 32

Production – 69

Dimensions
Length – 37.5 ft   (11.43 m)
Wingspan – 37 ft 1 in   (11.30 m)
Height – 14.3 ft   (4.37 m)

Weight
Empty – 12,000 lbs   (5,443 kg)
Loaded – 17,720 lbs   (8,038 kg)

Performance
Powerplant
1 X Avon 26 Turbojet
Thrust - 7,500 lb   (3,402 kg)
Cruise – 550 mph   (885 km/h)
Maximum Speed – 700 mph   (1,126 km/h)
Range – 1,000 nm   (1,850 km)
Service Ceiling – 52,000 ft   (15,850 m)

Armament
2 X 30 mm Aden Cannons
Optional Loads
Sidewinder Missiles
Rockets
500 Pound Bombs
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA4317
CAC Sabre Mk.32
A94-978, 79 Sqn., RAAF,
Ubon, Thailand, July 1968
Superb detailing in 1/72 scale.
Pre-painted with pad applied markings.
Fully assembled.
Comes with crew figure
Display stand included.
Option to display model with wheels up or down.
Minimum use of plastic.
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