Sabreliner began as the Air Force T-39, built to military
specifications for a twin jet utility trainer. It
was developed by North American Aviation Inc. as a private
venture. The prototype T-39 made its first flight on
September 16, 1958. In January 1959, the USAF placed a
production order and on June 30, 1960, the first production
T-39A made its initial flight. In all, 143 T-39As and 6 T-39Bs
were built for the USAF. Another 62 T-39 variants were produced
for the Navy. After the bulk of military contracts had been met,
the Sabreliner entered the commercial market where it became a
producer of highly successful executive jet transports.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, the company has
been privately owned since 1983, when a group of investors
purchased the business and all assets of the Sabreliner Division
of Rockwell International. Since that time the company has
steadily grown, both by diversification and by acquisition.
|Sabreliner Model 35
Standard Series. 1/40th scale. 15" wingspan x 14"
No. APN0D-ST. Only $149.95