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North American F-86 Sabre

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The F-86 was the USAF's first swept wing fighter making its initial flight on 1/OCT/1947. Originally designed as a high altitude day fighter, subsequent variants included an all-weather and fighter-bomber types. It achieved a 14:1 kill ratio over MiG-15

General:

Type: Fighter

Crew: 1

Seating: 1

First Flight: 27/Nov/1946

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

37' 6"

14' 8"

37' 1"

- lbs.

13791 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Power plant:

1

5200 #ST

General Electric J47

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

1200 miles

685 mph

540 mph

- ft/sec

49000 ft

Armament:

6x.50cal MG & 8x5" rockets or 2000 lbs. of bombs.

 

 

 

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