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North American F86A

 

The North American F86A Sabre, 48-178 / G-SABR / FU-178, is the oldest jet flying today having been built in 1949. A veteran of the Korean war, the F86 was a very successful design with over 7,800 built between 1949 and 1956.

 

The F86A, with the sun glinting off the polished metal surfaces, was one of the stars of the Shuttleworth Collections Spring Airshow last Sunday.

 


North American F86A

 

The North American F86A Sabre, 48-178 / G-SABR / FU-178, is the oldest jet flying today having been built in 1949. A veteran of the Korean war, the F86 was a very successful design with over 7,800 built between 1949 and 1956.

 

The F86A, with the sun glinting off the polished metal surfaces, was one of the stars of the Shuttleworth Collections Spring Airshow last Sunday.

 


comments (8)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 May 2011, 07:14
Wow - a real oldie. Super image Les
Les Auld: Thanks Chris, she did look superb during her display.
Good shot Les, I used to have a plastic kit of one of these. It was a long trip for you down to Biggleswade, my old part of the world.
Les Auld: So did I Brian, it was a long way so I made it a long weekend and went to a Photoshoot at the English Falconry Centre on the Saturday followed by the airshow on the Sunday. Fine weather all weekend but the high winds meant that some of the aircraft could not fly for the show so it looks like I will be down there again sometime. Thanks for the comment, appreciate it.
Great shot Les! I think i had that kit too.
Les Auld: It is a great plane Frank, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 May 2011, 12:25
Super capture
Les Auld: Thanks Vintage, appreciate the comment.
Awesome! I love vintage aircraft especially ones that still fly. Fantastic action shot! Is it possible to get a copy of this one, Les? Would love it. grin
Les Auld: Thanks for the comemnt Alexandra, what sort of size are you looking for?
  • remla
  • France
  • 3 May 2011, 16:25
magnifique cet engin !
Les Auld: Merci Remia.
It is funny to think they made nearly 8000 of these when fighter planes today cost millions each and we can afford about 6
Les Auld: A different world these days Bill, I suppose that we only have enough pilots for six as well.
Great shot of this gleaming flying machine smile
Les Auld: Thanks Linda, it does shine rather nicely.

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