Canadair (North American) CF-86E 'Sabre 5'

  Manufacturer:Canadair (North American)
  Base model:CF-86
  Nickname:Sabre 5
  Basic role:Fighter (Canada)
  First Flew:1953/07/30
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  Length: 37' 5" 11.4 m
  Height:14' 9" 4.5 m
  Wingspan: 37' 11" 11.5 m
  Wingarea: 287.8 sq ft 26.7 sq m
  Empty Weight: 10,421 lb 4,737 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Avro Orenda 10
  Thrust (each): 6,600 lb 2,360 kg

  Range: 1,267 miles 2,044 km
  Max Speed: 588 mph 949 km/h 512 kt
  Climb: 34,987 ft/min10,667 m/min
  Ceiling: 47,186 ft 14,386 m

Examples of this type may be found at
Canada Aviation Museum+ttawaOntario


Recent comments by our visitors
 Michael Seidel
 MŲnchengladbach,NRW, OTH
Hi there in the World,
I bought an ejection seat manufactured by Canadair in 1958 for the F-86 E.I try to get as much information as possible,pictures,drawings etc. about this seat because miy intention is to get back into the original condition.i know that the seat was installed in a German Air Force aircraft.So if anyone could help or point me into the right direction for information I would be very grateful.

Mike Seidel
12/07/2007 @ 04:30 [ref: 18826]
 Dave Bush
 Leamington, AL
After some family discussion, we think our father went down with the Sabre in 1953, so the picture below must show Jackie Cochran sitting in the Sabre during her successful attempt to be the first woman to fly supersonic!
12/14/2006 @ 08:53 [ref: 15001]
 Dave Bush
 Leamington Spa, QC
I found the picture, shown below, of Jackie Cochran sitting in a Sabre, in my fatherís collection. He worked for Canadairs at Caterville, Montreal, from 1952 to 1960. The following is correct to the best of my knowledge, but if anybody knows better, hopefully they will write in. In 1957 Jackie Cochrane wanted the fastest version of the Sabre to have another go at an airspeed record. The USAF would not give her one of theirs, so Canadairs gave her an F86-E which was the fastest version about at the time. My dad went down to California as part of the support crew for the Sabre and had a great time. Iím not sure what record she achieved. I only realised what the picture was, when I enlarged it. Jackie Cochranís name can just be made out on the helmet being worn in the cockpit. Every Christmas after that we got a Christmas card from Jackie Cochran and several packets of dates from her ranch, from her. This continued into the 70ís even after we had moved back to England.
My own personal memories of Cartieville, Montreal, where this jet was manufactured, are quite interesting too. My friend and I found a gap under the runway fence where a stream ran under it, and we use to get into the base and play in a pile of scrapped and burnt out aircraft!!! This scrap pile was some way from the main buildings and we never got caught. On one occasion a Sabre ran its engines up to what seemed like full throttle near us, and it made my chest cavity resonate! We were only 9 or 10! Iíve got five grown up kids of my own now. I hope they didnít get up to things like this!!

12/10/2006 @ 15:28 [ref: 14965]


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