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North American F-86H 'Sabre'

Description
  Manufacturer:North American


  Base model:F-86
  Designation:F-86
  Version:H
  Nickname:Sabre
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
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Specifications
  Length: 38' 10" 11.8 m
  Height:15' 0" 4.5 m
  Wingspan: 39' 1.5" 11.9 m
  Wingarea: 313.4 sq ft 29.1 sq m
  Empty Weight: 13,836 lb 6,274 kg
  Max Weight: 22,100 lb 10,022 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: General Electric J73-GE-3E
  Thrust (each): 8,920 lb 4,045 kg

Performance
  Max Speed: 692 mph 1,114 km/h 602 kt
  Climb: 12,900 ft/min 3,931 m/min
  Ceiling: 50,800 ft 15,483 m

Known serial numbers
52-1977 / 52-2089, 52-5729 / 52-5753, 53-1229 / 53-1528, 158436 / 158437, 522090 / 522091, 522097 / 522099 , 523732 , 523744 , 525747 , 531279 , 531322 , 531331 , 531373 , 531402 , 531406 , 531527 , 575736

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Canon AFBCanon AFBNew Mexico
Castle Air MuseumAtwaterCalifornia
Delaware ANG - 166th AG, New CastleWilmingtonDelaware
Hanscom AFBHanscom AFBMassachusetts
Langley A.F.B. Air ParkLangley AFBVirginia
March Field Air MuseumRiversideCalifornia
Maryland ANG - 175th FG, BaltimoreBaltimoreMaryland
Museum of AviationWarner Robins AFBGeorgia
New York ANG - 174th FW, SyracuseSyracuse ANGBNew York
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
South Carolina ANG - 169th FG, McEntire ANGBColumbiaSouth Carolina
South Dakota Air and Space MuseumEllsworth AFBSouth Dakota
Strategic Air Command MuseumAshlandNebraska
The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"ChinoCalifornia
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
West Virginia ANG - 167th AG, MartinsburgMartinsburgWest Virginia
Wings Over The Rockies Aviation & Space MuseumDenverColorado
Wisconsin ANG - HQVolk ANGBWisconsin

F-86H on display

Castle Air Museum

Langley A.F.B. Air Park

March Field Museum

Museum of Aviation

New York ANG - 174th FW, Syracuse

Pima Air & Space Museum

South Carolina ANG - 169th FG, McEntire ANGB

South Dakota Air and Space Museum

Strategic Air Command Museum

The Air Museum "Planes of Fame"

United States Air Force Museum

West Virginia ANG - 167th AG, Martinsburg
 


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 hank reinfried
 prescott, AZ
there is a nice colored photo of the [ arctic gladiators ] a U.S. AIR FORCE demo team 1953-1954 eilsen afb alaska.search --arctic gladiators--- I designed the taiL insignia for there planes [ 720th bombardmnt sqd ]---former s/sgt. HENRY REINFRIED
07/11/2011 @ 02:11 [ref: 40118]
 Mike Hazzard
 Englewood, CO
I think Mr. Panoski is correct. According to Warplanes of the World by J. W. R. Taylor, "The F-86D was an all-weather interceptor with radar in a nose radome above the air intake and an afterburning engine. The F-86K, built by Fiat in Italy, was similar for service with NATO air forces in Europe; and the F-86L, of which 981 were completed, was a conversion of the D with more advanced electronics." To see a picture of an F-86H being restored at the Wings Over the Rockies museum in Denver, CO, go to www.wingsmuseum.org, and click on "online exhibit of aircraft," and scroll down.
05/17/2010 @ 20:04 [ref: 26185]
 Eric Carlson
 Hudson, NH
Ive been told about an accident involving an air National Guard F-86 in Haverhill Ma. in the 1960's..Two children were killed. Pilot ejected safely into Merrimac river...Anyone have any info on this...Thanks Much
ERIC
12/25/2009 @ 13:54 [ref: 25469]
 Chuck Edmunds
 , WA
I am trying to find an F-86 control stick.My Father, ACE Edmunds is turning 90 and I would like to find a control stick that I can turn into a walking cane for him. He was an F-86 pilot in Chambley France 1956
Any suggestions or leads would be greatly appreciated!
chuckedmunds@hotmail.com
10/29/2009 @ 08:51 [ref: 25233]
 Willliam Kinkel
 minneapolis, MN
I wrote a note on working on the F86H at Edwards and said that a cotter key had vibrated off, I meant a nut had vibrated off due to it not having a cotter key. A really bad error. I was on leave at the time Mc Connell was killed. Seen the remains of the plane in the East Hanger, it was on a flat bed of a truck, all in pieces.
Bill Kinkel.
06/08/2008 @ 19:38 [ref: 21211]
 Willliam Kinkel
 minneapolis, MN
I wrote a note on working on the F86H at Edwards and said that a cotter key had vibrated off, I meant a nut had vibrated off due to it not having a cotter key. A really bad error. I was on leave at the time Mc Connell was killed. Seen the remains of the plane in the East Hanger, it was on a flat bed of a truck, all in pieces.
Bill Kinkel.
06/08/2008 @ 19:37 [ref: 21210]
 John R. Peters
 NEWTON, MA
An Aircraft Mechanic/Crew-chief in the USAF (1956-1959), I served at Toul-Rosiere AFB in France. My outfit was the 81st Fighter-Bomber Squadron of the 50th Fighter-Bomber Wing of the Tactical Air Command.
04/03/2008 @ 04:02 [ref: 20324]
 John R. Peters
 NEWTON, MA
An Aircraft Mechanic/Crew-chief in the USAF (1956-1959), I served at Toul-Rosiere AFB in France. My outfit was the 81st Fighter-Bomber Squadron of the 50th Fighter-Bomber Wing of the Tactical Air Command.
04/03/2008 @ 03:47 [ref: 20323]
 william e kinkel
 minneapolis, MN
I was staioned at Edwards Air Force base in California from August of 1953 to November of 1955 and worked on the F 86h. We had 3 of them and lost 2. There was a Capt Henry that crash landed on the dry lake, survived the crash, came in with his wheels up. Got out of the cockpit and stood up on the wing, was about to jump to the ground and the plane caught fire, Capt Henry was burned, I do not know what happened to him. The second plane was piloted by Capt O Connell and Korean ace that shot down 15 enemy planes.His plane was flying along and he lost his controls, rumors that his controls fell off due to a cotter key vibrated off. HE was told to eject and again rumors flew that he said that he would bring the plane in on the trim tab. He was found on the ground and he was still strapped in his seat and that his chute was just starting to open, He died soon after.
I do not remember that this plane had a radar dome such as was on the D model.
Thank you
Bill Kinkel

P S That might have been Mc Connell.
11/30/2007 @ 14:27 [ref: 18735]
 John J Panoski
 SCOTIA, NY
To correct some comments about the F-86H; The powerplant was a General Electric J-73, and was Flight Tested at the GE Facility in Schenectady NY. The F-86H was the only aircraft to have this powerplant, which was the "Grandaddy" of the more potent GE J-79. I have a picture of this engine (J-73) slung from the bomb bay of a B-29 with all 4 props "feathered" pushing the airplane over Lake Ontario ! Also the "H" model never had a large radome like the "D" model F-86 and the one reffered to by the gentleman was probably a "K" or "L" model which improved on the "D".
11/23/2007 @ 16:59 [ref: 18647]

 

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