North American F-86 Sabre

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F-86 Sabre
A North American F-86 over the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California
Role Fighter aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer North American Aviation
First flight 1 October 1947
Introduction 1949, with USAF
Retired 1994, Bolivia
Primary users United States Air Force
Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Spanish Air Force
Republic of Korea Air Force
Number built 9,860
Unit cost US$219,457 (F-86E)
Developed from North American FJ-1 Fury
Variants CAC Sabre
Canadair Sabre
North American F-86D Sabre
North American FJ-2/-3 Fury
Developed into North American FJ-4 Fury
North American YF-93
North American F-100 Super Sabre

The F-86 Sabre (nicknamed the "Sabre jet") was an American fighter plane made by North American Aviation. It first flew in 1947, and was introduced to battle the MiG-15 in the Korean War. Unlike the fighter before it, the F-86 had swept wings to be faster.

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