North American F-86 Sabre

Data for A, D, & H variants
Photo from Canada's National Aviation Museum

Specifications

(Data for F-86A)

Origin: North American Aviation
Type: Fighter
Crew: Pilot
Powerplant: One General Electric J47 tubojet delivering 2 364 kg (5 200 lbs) of thrust

Dimensions

Span: 11.12 m (37' 1")
Height: 4.4 m (14' 8")
Length: 11.25 m (37' 6")
Weight: (loaded) 6 269 kg (13 791 lbs)

Performance

Maximum Speed: 1096 kph (685 mph)
Cruising Speed: 864 kph (540 mph)
Climb Rate:
Range: 1 920 km (1 200 miles)
Service Ceiling: 14 700 m (49 000 feet)

Armament

6x 12.7 mm machine guns & 8x 12.7 cm rockets or 908 kg (2 000 lbs) of bombs

First Flight: October 1, 1947
User(s): (More than twenty countries including: Canada, the USA, West Germany, Japan, Spain, Britain, and Australia)
Production: A great many
Unit Cost: 178 000 $US


Specifications

(Data for F-86D)

Origin: North American Aviation
Type: All weather fighter
Crew: Pilot
Powerplant: One General Electric J47 afterburning tubojet delivering 3 477 kg (7 650 lbs) of thrust

Dimensions

Span: 11.12 m (37' 1")
Height: 4.5 m (15')
Length: 12.1 m (40' 4")
Weight: (loaded) 9 080 kg (19 975 lbs)

Performance

Maximum Speed: 1 144 kph (715 mph)
Cruising Speed: 880 kph (550 mph)
Climb Rate:
Range: 1 280 km (800 miles)
Service Ceiling: 15 000 m (50 000 feet)

Armament

24x 7 cm (2.75") Mighty Mouse folding fin rockets

First Flight: December 22, 1949
User(s): USA
Production: 2 506
Unit Cost: 344 000 $US


Specifications

(Data for F-86H)

Origin: North American Aviation
Type: Fighter Bomber
Crew: Pilot
Powerplant: One General Electric J47 afterburning tubojet delivering 3 477 kg (7 650 lbs) of thrust

Dimensions

Span: 11.7 m (39' 1")
Height: 4.5 m (14' 11")
Length: 11.7 m (38' 10")
Weight: (loaded) 8 492 kg (18 683 lbs)

Performance

Maximum Speed: 1 108 kph (693 mph)
Cruising Speed: 880 kph (550 mph)
Climb Rate:
Range: 1 680 km (1 050 miles)
Service Ceiling: 15 420 m (51 400 feet)

Armament

4x M-39 20mm cannon or 6x 12.7 mm machine guns & 8x 12.7 cm rockets, 908 kg (2 000 lbs) of conventional or nuclear bombs

First Flight: Near the end of the Korean War
User(s): USA
Production: 450+
Unit Cost:


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