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North American Aviation F-86 Sabre (Fighter)
North American Aviation F-86 Sabre (Fighter)
North American Aviation F-86 Sabre (Fighter)
North American Aviation F-86 Sabre (Fighter)

North American Aviation F-86 Sabre (Fighter)

Snapshot
Nickname:
Sabre
Number Built:
9,860
Make:
North American Aviation
Mission:
Fighter
Location:
Hangar 79
Background

The F-86 was the U. S. Air Force’s first swept-wing jet fighter. Making its initial flight in October 1947, the first production model flew in May 1948. Four months later, an F-86A set a new world speed record of 670.9 mph.

As a day fighter, the F-86A, E, and F models served in Korea as the primary opponent of the Russian-built MiG-15. By the end of hostilities, F-86 pilots had shot down 792 MiGs, with a kill ratio of 8:1.

More than 5,500 F-86 day fighters were built in the United States, Canada, and air forces of 20 other nations, including West Germany, Japan, Spain, Great Britain and Australia.

Please visit “North American F-86E Sabre” blog post for more information on this aircraft.

Specs
Contractor
North American Aviation
Deployment Date
First flight, October 1947; Operational 1949
Span
37 feet, 6 inches
Length
37 feet
Height
14 feet, 8 inches
Weight
10,600 lbs
Max. Speed
675 MPH
Service Ceiling
48,300 feet
Range
360 miles
Crew
1