F-86 Cockpit Colors

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  1. Rogi

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    I've been looking around the web and most sources that I look at in terms of cockpit colors from Canadair Sabre Mk.2s have grey cockpit colors, some a mix and some all black.

    I've checked the web and theres one site F-86 Sabre FJ Fury colours

    that states that the cockpit is in all black, I'm tending on beleiving this site, but the only problem is I can't find any other sources to back up this information, except people going by the said site above. I'm not saying it is in-correct, but I would like to double check the info.

    Most of the photos from the F-86 books I have do look like the entire cockpit is in black, except some models that are re-furbed and painted in a mix of grey/black

    I think the cockpit should be in all black along with the section of the cockpit that is behind the pilot himself. I want to make sure for my Fireballs Sabre in the Start to Finish thread, which is a Mk.2

    The thing that makes me a bit aprehensive is any ejection seat that I try to find on Canadair sabres is mostly in Grey, which might mean its off a Mk 5 or 6, but I want to make sure and double check.


    Anyone out there able to help ?
     
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    AFAIK it would depend on customer. I believe most cockpits were grey with back instrument panels and LRUs, I believe early F-86s were all black. Some aircraft may have had their cockpits changed to all gray, especially after modification.
     
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    Igor, somewhere I have some detailed cockpit shots I took when I got the chance to sit in a Sabre at a local museum but I misplaced them. Will try to find tomorrow.
     
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    #4 Rogi, Jan 10, 2013
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    Thanks a mil Andy, they'll help out either way, I've goten a ton of Sabre kits from Christmas (our Orthodox Christmas from Jan. 7th) :D from relatives so I've got nearly all of them from Mk 2 to 6 in the Canadair Sabres :) any cockpit shots are greatly appreciated :)
     
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    FlyboyJ nailed it.
     
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