Media of F-86F-30-NA Sabre Serial # 52-4539


AirFix Magazine (March 2017)

AirFix Model World

(March 2017 Issue)

Airfix Model World wrote an article about José Pires's FU-539 model build. The added many detailed photos of the effort that was put into building it. There is also another article afterwards that has Sabre related information.

José Pires states "The model is the famous F-86F-30 Sabre. The kit is Eduard`s offering as a limited editions and my friends... it`s well worth it! The box contains 87 well moulded plastic pieces (Hasegawa), which turns the project on a fast ans hassle free build. Then, to top it off, Eduard throws inside two sets of PE metal, (one coloured and one plain),an resin ejection seat and gourgeous decal sheet beautifully printed by Cartograph."

To view PDF: March 2017 issue

To view photos of José Pires's photo shoot: Photos of José Pires model




Info Eduard December (2015)


Info Eduard
(December 2015 Issue)

In late September, I received an email from the Eduard model company. They were interested in making a decal variation for their 'Ultimate Sabre' F86-F 1/48 scale model kit. It can be purchased on their website as model kit #1163. Eduard model company added an article on FU-539 with a brief history story account of my father. We communicated stories with Eduard through email.

To view PDF of the sections related to 52-4539 and Walter Yocum on Info Eduard, click the link: December 2015 Issue. The full magazine can be found on Eduard's website, or click here.



Mig Alley: Sabres vs. MiGs Over Korea (July 2002)


MiG Alley: Sabres Vs. MiGs Over Korea

(Hardcover – July, 2002)

by Warren E Thompson (Author), David R. McLaren (Author) Page 170



The 4th Fighter Wing: In the Korean War (March 2001)


The 4th Fighter Wing: In the Korean War

(Hardcover – March, 2001)

by Larry Davis (Author) Page 178



4th Fighter Interceptor Wing (1954)


4th Fighter Interceptor Wing

(1953-1954 Yearbook) 336th section