North American F-86 Sabre. Photo. Characteristics.
North American F-86 Sabre. Photo. Characteristics.

North American F-86 Sabre. Photo. Characteristics.


United States, Canada and Australia

A type: Single-engine jet fighter-bomber

Crew: One pilot

Besides aircraft UH-1 «Hugh» (Huey) of "Bell" no post-war Western combat aircraft not built in as much as the F-86. The total number of aircraft, including the licensing of construction in Canada, Australia and Japan, was an instance of 9502 13 least certain land and decked modifications. The first contracts have been placed together the Air Force and the US Navy in 1944 year, although the initial design differs unswept wing and fuselage larger diameter accommodates the engine J35-2 company "Allison".

After researching captured German jets and related documentation, the North American company radically changed the layout of the aircraft, although the Navy already received 30 FJ-1 Fury aircraft that differed in the original wing, fuselage, and powerplant. The reconstructed XR-86 aircraft, however, was largely an excellent machine, which established a new world speed record in 1949 due to thorough aerodynamic development of the fuselage and the use of GE's brand new J47 turbojet engines. In December 1950, F-86 Saber planes were thrown into battle over Korea, where they soon won fame in the fierce battles with the MiG-15 aircraft as the "creators of the Aces".

The fighting required new modifications of the aircraft, at the same time, aircraft equipped with radar F-86D widely used Command air defense as its first all-weather interceptor. By the end of 1950-ies in the Navy and served as a dynasty naval fighter FJ-2 / 3 and -4. Single copies of the aircraft F-86 remain in the Air Force before starting a series of 1990-ies.

Basic data

Dimensions (for aircraft F-86F):

Length: 11,43 m

Wingspan: 11,9 m

Height: 4,47 m

The weight:

Empty: 5045 kg

Maximum takeoff: 9350 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

Maximum speed: 1091 km / h

Flight range: 1368 km with additional tanks

Power point: J47-GE-1 by General Electric (on F-86A), J47-GE-27 by General Electric (on F-86F), Orenda 10 by AVRo (on CL-13A Mk 5 ), Orenda 14 by AVRo (on CL-13B Mk 6) and Avon 26 by Rolls-Royce (on CA-27 Mk 32)

Power: 21,59, 26,56, 28,2, 31,7 and 33,4 kN thrust respectively

Date of first flight:

November 27, 1946

The surviving airworthy modifications: F-86A / F, QF-86E, CL-13A Mk 5, CL-13B Mk 6 and CA-27 Mk 32