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East Fortune Airshow 2004

Museum of Flight, July 10th 2004

North American F-86A Sabre G-SABR

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.