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1949 F-86 Sabre Fighter Introduced

The North American Aviation F-86 was introduced into service in 1949. The plae was designed to be an air superiority fighter. During the Korean War the Chinese Mig 15 intervened and the F-86 were rushed to Korea to ensure continued US air superiority. The F-86 was produced in a number of variations including F86 A, D, E, F H, K and L. A total of 5,893 were acquired by the US airforce and 8, 681 were produced for worldwide sales.

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