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North American F-86D 'Sabre'

Description
  Manufacturer:North American


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  Base model:F-86
  Designation:F-86
  Version:D
  Nickname:Sabre
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
  Crew:Pilot
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Specifications
  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

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: General Electric J47-GE-17 (A/B 7630Lb)
  Thrust (each): 5,700 lb 2,585 kg

Performance
  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
MuseumCityState
45th Infantry MuseumOklahoma CityOklahoma
Florida Military Aviation MuseumClearwaterFlorida
Louisiana ANG - New OrleansNew OrleansLouisiana
McChord Air MuseumMcChord AFBWashington
Oklahoma ANG - 138th FG, TulsaTulsaOklahoma
Texas ANG - Adjutant GeneralAustinTexas
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

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
 Jerry Holloway
 Williamson, GA
This a reply to Jack Stapleton about the 357th F 86D Squadion in 1957

My number is 770 883 4304 or 770 377 6444

Jerry Holloway
10/18/2014 @ 16:06 [ref: 68703]
 Mike Richardson
 Tucson, AZ
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
 Rochester, MN
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
F-86D.
I was the 1957 Airman of the Year 507-273-8539

12/13/2013 @ 10:35 [ref: 68231]
 Bud Norris
 Columbus, OH
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.
Bud Norris
04/02/2013 @ 10:49 [ref: 67709]
 IKE
 WELLINGTON, TX
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

IKE EIGENMANN
03/25/2013 @ 09:13 [ref: 67682]
 Albert Brown
 Litchfield, NH
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
 Columbia, IL
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
 pickerington, OH
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
 Suffolk, VA
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]

 

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