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Fortunately one of the old F-86D's has been saved and is now on display at the Aviation Museum on Ford Island in the middle of Pearl Harbor. This museum is a must for anyone visiting Hawaii.

Jon.

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I am surprised that in this fine thread of Sabre Rattling, no one has brought up the LAST operational, US version the USN FJ-4 FURY. This was not meant as a first-line air-to-air machine, but rather a lower-altitude, ground-attack platform. I once spoke with a pilot who had flown these on active duty and he loved it. He had also trained on the earlier (more F-86-like) FJ-2 and FJ-3. Before leaving active duty, he was switched into Douglas Skyhawks (then the latest thing). He loved them too. In the USNR he flew Skyraiders mostly and got in "hotter" planes only on his two-week summer "camps".

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Merci Andrei! ;) Now join the F-86 in "MiG Alley"!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fs8gsYKkIk

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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I am surprised that in this fine thread of Sabre Rattling, no one has brought up the LAST operational, US version the USN FJ-4 FURY. This was not meant as a first-line air-to-air machine, but rather a lower-altitude, ground-attack platform. I once spoke with a pilot who had flown these on active duty and he loved it. He had also trained on the earlier (more F-86-like) FJ-2 and FJ-3. Before leaving active duty, he was switched into Douglas Skyhawks (then the latest thing). He loved them too. In the USNR he flew Skyraiders mostly and got in "hotter" planes only on his two-week summer "camps".

 

See post #23. Thanks, Al.

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Tragic! :( At least it'll be a donor airframe for spare parts!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Bob Hoover flies the F-86F, C.1961. An aerial ballet!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRt6UnNzR6I

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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I was going through a box of my old toys and found this metal F-86, made by Mercury

 

Ian's going to like this little beauty, any idea what year this would have been made. ;)

 

ken

 

 

. :blink: spelling

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Mine are a bit more up-to-date. A pair of 1:72 Corgi die-casts!

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Hi,

 

I remember the RAAF Sabres still around in the 1960s, my grandfather (ex-RAAF) worked at the CAC factory in Melbourne, each Christmas the children of the workers there had a great party there, while all the other kids were on their pony rides ect. I'd be in the hangars and factory looking at the old Sabres and new Mirages........ great times as a kid!

 

The RAAF CAC Sabre probably had the best performance and armament, the RR Avon engine (7,500lbf) had quite a bit more thrust than the J47 (5,910lbf) and the hard hitting twin 30mm Aden cannons longer range than the 20mm or .50 cals and the later Mks had Sindwinders.

 

The RAAF museum still has a lovely example flying...........

 

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Thanks for the great vids Sabrejet, I gusee you have seen this nice 4 Squadron RAF photo?

 

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cheers,

 

-John

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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Thanks for that addition John! ;)

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Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Thanks for that addition John! ;)

 

No worries mate.......... just have to spell Sidewinder correctly! :rolleyes:

 

Are there any of the RAF Sabres left in GB?

 

-John

Interested in US Naval and Marine aviation history, aircrew wings & insignia.

WW2 US Navy and Marine Grumman Wildcat, Avenger & Douglas SBD aircraft.

Also interested in US 5th AF in Australia.


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No worries mate.......... just have to spell Sidewinder correctly! :rolleyes:

 

Are there any of the RAF Sabres left in GB?

 

-John

 

Just these that I'm aware of.

 

Airworthy

  • F-86A G-SABR airworthy in United States Air Force markings as 48-0178.

On display

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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