North American F-86 Sabre
North American F-86 Sabre in the colors of the USAFE Skyblazers, at Valiant Air Command Museum, Titusville FL.
The USAFE Skyblazers acrobatic team was formed in early 1949 when a group of 22nd Fighter Squadron pilots from the 36th Fighter Wing at Fürstenfeldbruck AB in Germany's Bavaria (a few miles west of Munich) began doing coordinated formation stunts with their new Lockheed F-80B "Shooting Stars."
The North American F-86 Sabre was arguably the most successful and elegant American fighter of the 1950s. F-86 pilots established a kill ratio of nearly 10:1 over the MiG-15 and it became known as the MiG killer. Of the 40 American pilots who earned the designation of ace during the Korean war, all but one flew the F-86 Sabre. So come out and see this truly magnificent machine and veteran of the Korean War.
Nearly 10,000 F-86s in 11 different variants were produced and operated by 96 allied countries. U.S. production of the Sabre jet ended in December 1956; with the last F-86 leaving USAF active units in 1958. However, the F-86 continued to fly as a front line fighter for years in many countries and in the Bolivia until 1994.
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