Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I saw some picts (over at ChopperDaves - of which i stole one, the interior illustration) of the F-86 Sabre. I love Sabrejets! They are - and have always - been my absolute favorite not propeller aircraft. No matter the shape of today's aircraft, the F-86 has always looked like what a jet should look like.
The North American F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the Sabrejet) was a transonic jet fighter aircraft. Produced by North American Aviation, the Sabre is best known for its Korean War role, where it was pitted against the Soviet MiG-15. Although developed in the late 1940s and outdated by the end of the 1950s, the Sabre proved adaptable and continued as a front line fighter in air forces until the last active front line examples were retired by the Bolivian Air Force in 1994.