Saturday, 6 April 2013

Sabre F86 Jet Fighter of the Korean War


The F86 Sabre Jet was a fabulous piece of American engineering that gained legendary status during the Korean War of the early 1950s. It gained notorious recognition during various dogfight duels against Soviet Migs in Mig Alley along the North Korean/China border. 



The Sabre F86 took on the might of the Soviet built Mig jets during the Korean War. Many of the Soviet Migs were flown by Soviet instructors who locked horns with the American Sabre pilots. The Soviets found themselves up against better opposition then they bargained for. The exploits of the American fighter pilots have become legend against North Korea's Soviet piloted Migs. 

Sabre F86 during Korean War

Often dogfights went across the border of North Korea into China's Manchuria Province where many of the Mig airfields were. On one occasion, an American Sabre pilot got into a dogfight that took him over into China as he pursued his Mig opponent. He was led over an enemy airfield where he managed to shoot down the Mig fighter. As the Soviet crashed into the airfield it took out a line of Migs standing idol on the airfield. 

American Sabre F86 Jet and North Korean (Soviet built and flown Mig)

The American Sabre F86 was a wonderfully crafted jet with streamline development that went through further advance and modification during the daring dogfights in the notorious Mig Alley of the Korean War. It is a truly wonderful aircraft that attracts great attention even to this day.



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