Museum of Flight, July 10th 2004
North American F-86A Sabre G-SABR
Golden Apple Operations
The design of the Sabre owed a lot to jet aircraft and research
materials captured from the Germans at the end of the Second World
War. The original design had straight wings and a wider-diameter
fuselage, and 30 were supplied to the US Navy as the FJ-1 Fury.
However, lessons learned from the Germans were incorporated into the
swept-wing XP-86, which proved to be a far superior aircraft, setting
a world speed record in 1949.