samD great pic! was there an air show locally?
No someone posted where I post my photos, so I just stole it. Thought it was great, except for the sky, pic. He needs some filters. I PhotShopped the sky as best as possible.
Beauty of a plane, didn't know any of these were still flying.
They f'd up some Migs in their day!
One of the first with the swept wing I believe?
I am staying down in So Cal lately working, and during Memorial Day there was this awesome flyover of WWII planes. Gave me goosebumps!
The North American Aviation F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the Sabrejet) was a transonic jet fighter aircraft. The Sabre is best known for its Korean War role where it was pitted against the Soviet MiG-15 and obtained UN air superiority. Although developed in the late 1940s and outdated by the end of the 1950s, the Sabre proved adaptable and continued as a front line fighter in air forces until the last active front line examples were retired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. original cost $219,806.00,
friggin jets now cost 100 million
Its success led to an extended production run of over 7,800 aircraft between 1949 and 1956, in the United States, Japan and Italy. It was by far the most-produced Western jet fighter, with total production of all variants at 9,860 units.
Variants were built in Canada and Australia. The Canadair Sabre added another 1,815 airframes, and the significantly re-designed CAC Sabre (sometimes known as the Avon Sabre or CAC CA-27), had a production run of 112.
if remember right, the actual design plan for a plane very much like the F-86 were on drafting board with the Nazi when they were defeat in World War 2 and also if remember correct the ME 262 Swallow was first true jet with swept wing and this was also borrow after war from the Nazi. there was show on Secret Weapon of the Nazi on the military history channel not too long ago and learn about this, but have also see this information on a different show about the F-86.
Your friend alway,