Chino Airshow 2006
North American F-86 Sabre


Design work for the F-86 Sabre actually began in 1944, although the Sabre would not be built and flown until after WWII. It entered service with the US military in 1949. In US Navy service, it was the FJ-2/3/4 Fury. The F-86 saw a lot of use in the Korean War, often against the MiG-15. Despite the MiG-15 being a bit better on paper, the Sabre held out well in Korea. Some are still in use today by militaries around the world as target drones. Over 9,500 were made. Today, about 15 a flyable in the warbird community and another 6 or so are used in military service. The F-86 Sabre pictured below was built in 1952 and is an F-86F that is owned and operated by the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino.














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