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North American F-86 Sabre model

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1949

North American F-86 SabreNorth American F-86 Sabre

 

The North American XP-86 made its first flight on 1 October 1947. It was the first prototype of the fighter wing direction dramatically series-produced and deployed by the USAF. The design of this device used the results of research conducted in Germany during the war 39-45.Le XP-86 was powered by a turbojet Allison J35-C-3 with a thrust of 1,700 kg he had a pressurized cockpit and the wings of a rise of 35 degrees. The first contract focused on the USAF 221 F-86A which got the name Saber the aircraft was expected to take six 12.7-mm machine guns in the nose, and rockets or bombs under the wings. The model series, which first flew on May 18 1948, was powered by engines J47-GE-3, PG-7, EO-9 or GE-13 offers a thrust of 2 359 kg, first joined their units 1949. In all, the production of the F-86A reached 554 copies.

At that time, production of fighter Saber day had given way to the F-86E, the first copy was stolen on 23 September 1950. Identical in many respects to the latest F-Series 86A, the F-86E retained its engine J47-GE-13 with a thrust of 2 359 kg, but he had a tail horizontal articulated. 336 F-86E Saber were built by North American, and more by Canadair.

The F-86F flew on 19 March 1952: This model would become more constructed every day Saber fighters. It differed from its predecessor, the F-86E by its engine J47-GE-27 with a thrust of 2 681 kg. The improvements introduced on the assembly line were blocked (at North American) from 28 December 1956. The main change was the introduction of tanks droppable 757 1 (from F-86F-20), the installation of a second payload under each wing (from F-86F-30) with points which can take two droppable tanks or other charges under each wing; from the 171 F-25 and 200 F-30, the wings were deprived of slats. The removal of slats and extending them, increasing the wing area of 1.34 m2, improving handling at high altitude and speed, at a certain deterioration of behavior in flight at low speed. The production ended in 1954 but returned the following year in response to requests under the MDAP on the F-86F-40; this last batch found the slats, which were installed along the length already extended wings, which we add a bit of extra wing of 0.30 m. In retrospect, all these changes were applied to all F-86F-25 and -30. North American built 1 539 copies.

The F-86H was the latest in series Saber built for the USAF and had a fuselage above capable of accommodating an entry of air larger, made necessary by the engine, General Electric J73-GE-3 of 4 046 kg thrust, it also allowed to carry fuel tank of greater internal capacity. The first F-86H flew on 30 April 1953, he kept the wing's beaked edge of the F-86E, but copies were not only following spat, they were given the edge extended introduced F-86F Series, only the last 10 copies were both the wing and extended slats. Designed for hunting missions, the F-86H was 4 mast bottom capable of carrying two bombs of 545 kg break or two bombs napalm of 340 kg, or a nuclear bomb of 100 kT of 544 kg, under the wing right. Deliveries to the USAF began in 1954; 473 F-86H Saber were built.