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F-86 Sabre

F-86 Sabre

F-86 Sabre

F-86 Sabre
F-86 Sabre

MANUFACTURER:  North American Aviation

PRODUCTION PERIOD:  1948 to 1965

NUMBER PRODUCED:  8,472 Total All Sources

PRODUCTION SERIES:  USAF: F-86A, E, F, & H single-seat A/C,
F-86D, K, & L radar interceptors, RF-86F photo-reconnaissance

ROLES:  Originally designed as a land-based fair-weather air superiority fighter for the US Air Force; later developed into a land-based all-weather multi-mission aircraft for the US Air Force, capable of close air support and radar guided air defense

(Figures given are for the F-86A model)

MAXIMUM SPEED:  695 mph at sea level (Mach 0.94)

SERVICE CEILING:  48,000 feet above sea level

RANGE:  1,615 miles

WEAPONS:  Six M3 .50 cal. Browning machine guns and assorted air to ground bombs and rockets

CREW:  Pilot

LENGTH:  37 feet, 6 inches

WINGSPAN:  37 feet, 1 inch

HEIGHT:  14 feet, 8 inches


POWERPLANT:  General Electric J47-GE-27 axial flow turbojet providing 5,910 lbs. of thrust

ACHIEVEMENTS:  First operational USAF swept-wing jet fighter; first US production aircraft capable of achieving Mach 1; during the Korean War the F-86 achieved a 10:1 kill ratio over the Soviet MiG-15 figher

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