North American F-86A 'Sabre'

  Manufacturer:North American

Control Panel
  Base model:F-86
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
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  Length: 37' 6" 11.4 m
  Height:14' 8" 4.4 m
  Wingspan: 37' 1" 11.3 m
  Gross Weight: 13,790 lb 6,254 kg
  Max Weight: 13,791 lb 6,254 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: General Electric J47-GE
  Thrust (each): 5,200 lb 2,358 kg

  Range: 1,200 miles 1,932 km
  Cruise Speed: 540 mph 869 km/h 469 kt
  Max Speed: 685 mph 1,103 km/h 596 kt
  Ceiling: 49,000 ft 14,934 m

Known serial numbers
48-129 / 48-316, 49-1007 / 49-1339

Examples of this type may be found at
Alaska ANG - 176th Gp, AnchorageKulis ANGBAlaska
California ANG - 144th FW, FresnoFresnoCalifornia
Maxwell AFB Air ParkMaxwell AFBAlabama
Montana ANG - 120th FG, Great FallsGreat FallsMontana
Planes of Fame, Grand CanyonValleArizona
Selfridge Military Air MuseumSelfridge ANG BasMichigan
The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"ChinoCalifornia
USAF History and Traditions MuseumSan AntonioTexas
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
Utah ANG - 151st ARG, Salt Lake CitySalt Lake CityUtah
Valiant Air Command MuseumTitusvilleFlorida
Washington ANG - 141th ARW, SpokaneFairchild AFBWashington

F-86A on display

California ANG - 144th FW, Fresno

Maxwell AFB Air Park

Planes of Fame, Grand Canyon

United States Air Force Museum

Valiant Air Command Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Chuck Edmunds
 Vancouver, WA
I am trying to find an F-86 control stick.My Father, ACE Edmunds is turning 90 and I would like to find a control stick that I can turn into a walking cane for him. He was an F-86 pilot in Chambley France 1956
Any suggestions or leads would be greatly appreciated!
10/29/2009 @ 08:48 [ref: 25231]
 Frank McDonald
 , TX
The F-86 and I met at Dhahran RSASFB in Saudi Arabia, where I was assigned as advisor to the Saudi Line Chief. We were part of the United States Training Mission to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis owned 12 "F" models and flew them pretty well. The same could not be said when a Saudi met with a BAC Lightening. We were tasked to bore sight the guns and the aircraft were sent "up north" in preparation for the 6-day war, although we were not apprised of that fact. they also owned two T-33's, one an RT. That was my first experience with a military orginazation that had no enlisted troups. They were Cadets, Warrant Officers, or Officers, and one could progress through the ranks. At one point, the '86's were sent to Alverca, Porchigal, for depot level maintenance. On return, they had a strange "moan", sounding exactly like Hawker Hunters. It turned out to be an depot level installed air scoop designed to cool the IFF set, which the Saudis did not have/use. Luckily, the King did not commit them to the 6-day war, as we found how good the Israelis really were.
06/02/2008 @ 15:09 [ref: 21087]
 Michael Fox
 Detroit, MI
Trying to get in touch with Jon Michel, TN (REF# 1538) regarding 3595th Aircraft Gunnery Squadron, F-86A's early 1950's at Nellis (Las Vegas AFB)
02/05/2008 @ 16:46 [ref: 19567]
 mikael johansson
 larvik(norway), OTH
I have posted some pics of a external fueltank in the photogallery.Is it a F-86Atank? regards micke.
08/06/2007 @ 02:31 [ref: 17481]
 Jay Welch
 Malibu, CA

North American Aviation F-86F Restoration

When restoration is complete, the aircraft will be marked to replicate the F-86F Jack Simpson flew as a member of the 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron in Suwon, Korea. Christened “Suitcase’s Appleknocker”, Simpson flew most of his 61 combat missions in the aircraft.



The "Supercruiser"
02/07/2007 @ 18:02 [ref: 15451]
 Dave Meyer
 , NC
As a kid my uncle and some of his friends restored an F-86A to flying status. I remember climbing all over that airplane and have only a few photos of it. I'll get some scanned and upload them. Some are in a civilian paint scheme that is very unique. Last I knew the aircraft was sold to a collector in England
08/03/2005 @ 10:56 [ref: 10921]
 , AR
are there still f-86's still on alert today? Saw a posting that said that 2 or 4 f 86's where scrambled out to check on a UFO sighting? Just checking to see if this could be true. thanks

09/11/2003 @ 11:26 [ref: 6683]
 bruce morgan
 santa monica, CA
great site more pictures next to the designation would help this to be a richer resourse , but good job as is .
i am looking for cockpit and canopy parts for filming a science fiction feature on film and would love to know where i start looking for parts to build a mock up of the sabre f 86 and the f 104 and the f 94
bruce morgan
p.o. box 5502 santa monica ca 90409-5502
12/18/2001 @ 17:48 [ref: 3854]
 Irvine, CA
The thing that made the sabre effective was its ability to hit almost any target with its "mighty mouse rockets". All 26 rockets were fired at once into a battleship or a squadron of bombers and they took their too. The rockets caused tons of damage.
06/06/2001 @ 00:58 [ref: 2415]
 Jon Michel
 , TN
My father served as crew chief of an F-86A, S/N 91150 (FU 150). I'm looking for any color pictures that have the 3595th Pilot Training WIng's logo (Now used by the AIr Education & Training Command). If anyone can help out, please e-mail me.


02/04/2001 @ 10:37 [ref: 1538]


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