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North American F-86F 'Sabre'
Courtesy of the National Museum of the United States Air Force
The North American F-86 Sabre was designed in the 1940's as a subsonic fighter aircraft. The Sabre entered service with the United States Air Force in 1949. The F-86 saw action and became the primary U.S. air combat fighter in the Korean War. Various models were produced in day fighter, fighter-bomber, and all-weather interceptor configurations with a variety of armaments. U.S. production of the Sabre ended in December, 1956.
This aircraft is painted in the marking of the one flown by fighter-ace Major Frederick "Boots" Blesse who was credited with 10 kills in the Korean War.