North American F-86D 'Sabre'
|  Manufacturer:||North American
|  Base model:||F-86|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Air Force|
|  Designation Period:||1948-Present|
|  Basic role:||Fighter|
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|  Length:|| 40' 4"|| 12.2 m|
|  Height:||15'|| 4.5 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 37' 1"|| 11.3 m|
|  Wingarea:|| 288.0 sq ft|| 26.7 sq m|
|  Empty Weight:|| 12,470 lb|| 5,655 kg|
|  Gross Weight:|| 17,100 lb|| 7,755 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 1|
|  Powerplant:|| General Electric J47-GE-17 (A/B 7630Lb)|
|  Thrust (each):|| 5,700 lb|| 2,585 kg|
|  Range:|| 836 miles|| 1,346 km|
|  Cruise Speed:|| 525 mph|| 845 km/h|| 456 kt|
|  Max Speed:|| 707 mph|| 1,138 km/h|| 615 kt|
|  Climb:|| 17,800 ft/min|| 5,425 m/min|
|  Ceiling:|| 54,600 ft|| 16,641 m|
Known serial numbers
|50-455 / 50-491, 50-492 / 50-517, 50-518 / 50-553, 50-554 / 50-576, 50-704 / 50-734, 51-2944 / 51-3131
51-5857 / 51-5944
51-5945 / 51-6144
51-6145 / 51-6262
51-8274 / 51-8505
52-3598 / 52-3897
52-3898 / 52-4197
52-4198 / 52-4304
52-9983 / 52-10176
53-0557 / 53-0781
53-0782 / 53-1071
53-3675 / 53-3710
53-4018 / 53-4090
Examples of this type may be found at
F-86D on display
45th Infantry Museum
Louisiana ANG - New Orleans
Texas ANG - Adjutant General
United States Air Force Museum
Recent comments by our visitors
| Mike Richardson|
| My dad flew F-86Dwith the 25th FIS out of Naha. His plane was tail number "969", called "Frenchmans Delight".
Did not talk much about his time flying the D.
Lost a friend during an engine failure on take off, Josh Harris. Punched out but too low and chute did not open.
Dad became an Engineering Manager at Northrop and was key leader on the crew station development of the YF-17 Cobra (would become the F-18) and B-2 Spirit.
07/14/2014 @ 05:44 [ref: 68563]
| Gary Russell|
| I was in the 357th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in Morocco in 1957-58.
I worked in the Engine Shop and on the Electronic Fuel Control on the
I was the 1957 Airman of the Year 507-273-8539
12/13/2013 @ 10:35 [ref: 68231]
| Bud Norris|
| I worked on the F-86D in the 15th FIS, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, from 1956 to 1957, then to the 25th FIS at Naha AB, Okinawa from 1957 to 1959, then to the 331st FIS at Webb AFB, TX from 1959 until 1961, when they were phased out to the F-102A.
I was an E-4 radar tech, discharged in 1964. One of the F-86Ds I worked on at Webb is now on display at Dyess AFB, TX. Enjoyed the job, the planes, the travel.
Now 77 years old as of 2013. Happy to hear from other guys stationed where and when I was.
04/02/2013 @ 10:49 [ref: 67709]
| ENJOYED LOOKING OVER YOUR SITE. lOTS OF MEMORIES. I WAS A E4,5,6 ELECTRICAL TECH ON THE F86-D AT TYNDALL AFB,FL AND THE 339TH FIS SQDN CHITOSE ,JAPAN. I RECALL MY FAVORITE AIRCRAFT AT THAT TIME WAS 327. IT ALWAYS HIT THE TARGET.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
03/25/2013 @ 09:13 [ref: 67682]
| Albert Brown|
| Worked in the Engine shop at Komaki (39 FIS) and Yokota (40 FIS). Lt Col Lindel P Tate was our commander at Yokota, in my shop I remember SSgt Sam Sheppard the most and one of the first E8 and then E9 Chief Oliver. Anyone around from those days in the 57 thru 61 time frame? |
01/11/2013 @ 12:34 [ref: 67494]
| William Reynolds|
| Great Site
I had the opportunity and extreme pleasure to fly the F-86D/L for two years 1957-59 and for the 324th FIS at Westover AFB and Sidi Slimane, Morocco. It was an excellent aircraft to fly. In the 20 years of flight experience and in many other types of aircraft, it was the best to fly in all areas. It was even the best during my approximately 30 minutes of unscheduled glider time (3 occasions, fuel control, fire, bearings).
I was interested in the slides featuring Capt Robert Almes on the F-86D site, and his ability in electronics. I was present during his first breadboard mockup of cutting the scramble time to the alert aircraft hanger. It may not be important to anyone except me, but as of February 1959, I had the best scramble time of 3.5 minutes to get the bird in the air after the horn sounded.
12/11/2012 @ 10:28 [ref: 67409]
| norman vance|
| I worked on the f86d in komaki and itazuki afb in
1957 -1959. Iwas an engine mech. ireally enjoyed
my time in japan and the 86d.
08/16/2012 @ 17:30 [ref: 65875]
| jack stapleton|
plymouth ind, IN
| I am answering a message from jerry holloway,who was in nouasser in the 357 f86d outfit in 1957.I was there at that time an I was a crew chief.I think I know him and have photos.His phone number is not in service.I would sure like to talk to him.if anyone knows him
my phone is 574-540-1449.
06/19/2012 @ 16:01 [ref: 60578]
| Harvey Brandsey|
| I was stationed at Westover AFB 27 fighter interceptor sq. from 1951 to 1954. I was a jet engine mechanic on the F87D aircraft. We flew in support of the B52 bombers. I do miss that bunch of fine people. Gen Lamay was one of them fine people. He could fly anything that had wings. A very different kind of person. Those were the good old days. |
09/30/2011 @ 05:30 [ref: 49332]
| James E. Wilson|
| I was a member of the Electronic Engine Control Team, for the F-86D, at Chitose A.F.B. from 1954 to 1956. I have pictures of the Team alongside one of the aircraft. |
07/20/2011 @ 13:07 [ref: 42140]
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