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Aviation Classics - Issue 9 - F86 Sabre

Issue 9 - F86 Sabre


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Welcome to the follow up issue to ‘B17 Flying Fortress.’

In this issue of ‘Aviation Classics’ we move forward only a little in time, but with a quantum leap in design and technology. The North American Aviation’s ‘F86 -Sabre’ or Sabrejet, was one of the most beautiful aircraft of its generation.

Edited and compiled by Tim Callaway, who comes from an aviation background, has extensive knowledge of all things aviation-related. This issue comprises the publication’s now-established high-quality mix of features and photographs. This 132 page glossy A4 perfect bound 'bookazine' includes the following -

  • The development of the Sabre family and exploding a few myths and revealing a few surprises along the way since it entered service with the US Air Force in 1949.
  • More about the F-86 in combat over Korea, becoming the primary air-to-air jet fighter used by the Americans.
  • Examination of the lesser known F-86 aerobatic teams, with all new illustrations
  • And much more!

Contents:

6 Friends
7 Swept wing technology
10 The XP-86, F-86A and P-86B
20 Supersonic?
23 Day fighters - The F86-E and F
34 Over the Yalu
51 Jock Maitland - RAF Sabre pilot
56 The Barnes Incident and the 60th Fighter Interceptor Squadron FIS Aerobatic Team
64 The Heavyweights: F-86C, F-86D and F86L
76 Last of the Sport Models - F-86H
84 The export models and overseas production
92 Sharkmouth Sabres
94 Flying (and ejecting from) the aircraft
100 The North American FJ Fury
115 The 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation
122 Oddities
126 Survivors


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