F-86A Sabre at NMUSAF

F-86A Sabre 49-1067 on display at the NMUSAF. This early Sabre was delivered to the Air Force Museum in 1961, and is displayed as the 4th Fighter Group aircraft that was used by Lt. Colonel Bruce Hinton to score the first Sabre MiG kill over Korea in late 1950.

F-86A Sabre at NMUSAF

F-86 on display in the NMUSAF’s Korean War area.


Sabre Bibliography

3-view profile: F-86E in RAF markings Flight, 30 January 1953 p.141

“The Avon Sabre – Latest Particulars for Australia – Fuselage Sixty Per Cent New” Flight January 29, 1954 p.124 1 photo

Photo: Nationalist Chinese F-86Fs with Sidewinder rails. Air Pictorial February 1960 p.56

Photo: Portuguese F-86F Air Classics May 1974 p.74

Photo: JASDF F-86F 72-7765. Air Pictorial June 1980 p.213
IPMS/USA Quarterly Winter 1986 B&W side view profiles of F-86E “Blackpool Bat V”, F-86D of the 13th FIS.

“Song of the Sabre” Warbirds International July/August 1989 Photos of preserved Sabres.

James P. Church “MiG Mad Marine” Warbirds International July 2000 F-86F NX188RL.

Photo: Tracor Sabres    Warbirds International October 2000 p.61
Warren Thompson “Ace-Making Blade” The F-86 in Korea. Airfix Model World March 2017

Ray Bonds Classic Fighters – The Inside Story p.187 F-86E cutaway drawing.

Chris Bishop, editor The Encyclopedia of 20th Century Air Warfare p.345: color 3-view of 336th FIS F-86F Dottie

Donald Nijboe, Dan Patterson Cockpits of the Cold War p.36-37: photo and cockpit layout of the NMUSAF’s F-86A


Scale Models:

Gil Hodges “Building a Slat-Wing Sabre in 1/48 scale” FineScale Modeler December 1991 p.34-38

“WorkBench Reviews: 1/144 scale F-86F-30-NA from Trumpeter” FineScale Modeler March 2005 p.69-70

Preview: 1/32 F-86F-40 “NATO Sabre” from Kinetic Models AIR Modeller Feb/March 2010 p.52

Glenn Sands “Souped-Up Sabre” The Airfix 1/72 F-86F kit Airfix Model World February 2011


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