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NORTH AMERICAN F-86D/K SABRE DOG

The North American F-86D Sabre (sometimes called the "Sabre Dog"[1]) was an American transonic jet all-weather interceptor of the United States Air Force and others. Based on the North American F-86 Sabre day fighter, the F-86D had only 25 percent commonality with other Sabre variants, with a larger fuselage, a larger afterburning engine, and a distinctive nose radome.

North American: F-86K Sabre Dog

Role Fighter interceptor,
National origin United States
Manufacturer North American Aviation
First flight 22 December 1949, 72 years ago
Status Retired
Primary users United States Air Force / Italian Air Force / SFR Yugoslav Air Force / Venezuelan Air Force
Number built 2,847
Developed from North American F-86 Sabre

North American F-86D/K Sabredog

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The North American F-86D Sabre (sometimes called the "Sabre Dog"

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The North American F-86D Sabre (sometimes called the “Sabre Dog”) was an American transonic jet all-weather interceptor of the United States Air Force and others. Based on the North American F-86 Sabre day fighter, the F-86D had only 25 percent commonality with other Sabre variants, with a larger fuselage, a larger afterburning engine, and a distinctive nose radome.

The YF-95 was a development of the F-86 Sabre, the first aircraft designed around the new 2.75-inch (70 mm) “Mighty Mouse” Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket (FFAR).

Operational History

 Begun in March 1949, the unarmed prototype, 50-577, first flew on 22 December 1949, piloted by North American test pilot George Welch and was the first U.S. Air Force night fighter design with only a single crewman and a single engine, a J47-GE-17 with afterburner rated at 5,425 lbf (24.1 kN) static thrust. Gun armament was eliminated in favor of a retractable under-fuselage tray carrying 24 unguided Mk. 4 rockets, then considered a more effective weapon against enemy bombers than a barrage of cannon fire. A second prototype, 50-578, was also built, but the YF-95 nomenclature was short-lived as the design was subsequently redesignated YF-86D.

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GNorth American F-86D Sabre Dog (1949)

F-86D Production interceptor originally designated F-95A, 2,504 built.F-86GProvisional designation for F-86D variant with uprated engine and equipment changes, 406 built as F-86Ds.YF-86KBasic version of F-86D intended for export with rocket tray replaced by four 20 mm cannon and simplified fire control system, two conversions. F-86KNATO version of F-86D; MG-4 fire control system; four 20 mm M24A1 cannon with 132 rounds per gun; APG-37 radar. 120 were built by North American, 221 were assembled by Fiat.F-86LUpgrade conversion of F-86D with new electronics, extended wingtips and wing leading edges, revised cockpit layout, and uprated engine; 981 converted.

Specifications

General characteristics

Crew: one

Length: 40 ft 3 in (12.27 m)

Wingspan: 37 ft 1.5 in (11.31 m)

Height: 15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)

Empty weight: 13,518 lb (6,132 kg)

Gross weight: 19,975 lb (9,060 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × General Electric J47-GE-17B , 5,425 lbf (24.13 kN) thrust dry, 7,500 lbf (33 kN) with afterburner

Performance

Maximum speed: 715 mph (1,151 km/h, 621 kn) 

Maximum speed: Mach .93

Range: 330 mi (531 km, 290 nmi)

Service ceiling: 49,750 ft (15,163 m)

Rate of climb: 12,150 ft/min (61.7 m/s)

Armament

24 × 2.75 in (70 mm) Mighty Mouse FFAR rockets in ventral tray / |AN/APG-36 all-weather radar

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