F-86H Sabre jet is a Veteran's Memorial park, Lakeville Mn

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F-86H Sabre jet is a Veteran's Memorial park, Lakeville Mn

Post by tvland » Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:42 pm

http://www.startribune.com/332/story/758769.html




great turnout for the MEMORIAL IN LAKEVILLE MN, here is the story on the plane and the city doing this together ,great to see more memorials



History of the F-86 Sabre
The jet was rushed into operation during the Korean War to counter the surprising performance of the Soviet-built MiG-15. Built by North American Aviation, the F-86 successfully countered the North Korean air threat.

The F-86H, serial number 53-1250, was donated to the City of Lakeville and was one of the last of these planes to be built. The H-model did not see duty in Korea and only 475 were built, making the airplane rare. It is slightly larger than the previous models with a wingspan of 39 feet, a length of 38 feet 8 inches, and a tail height of 15 feet.

This model also features an engine that was more powerful than previous models (a J73-GE-3E engine with 8,920 pounds of static thrust) and was designed to carry both external fuel tanks, as shown in this aircraft, or bombs. It also had four 20 millimeter guns instead of the six .50 caliber guns on previous models. The maximum takeoff weight of the F-86H is 21,852 pounds, about 25% more than older models.

The H-model has a cruise speed of 603 mph, a maximum speed at sea level of 692 mph, an initial climb rate of 12,900 feet per minute, and a service ceiling of 49,000 feet above sea level.

This particular model flew with both active duty Air Force squadrons and then National Guard units before being acquired by a civilian owner. It was eventually purchased by Bill Studer who donated it to the City of Lakeville to be part of this Veterans Memorial.



History of the Plane 53-1250
Built at North American Aviation, Columbus, OH, with contractor’s number 203-22.
Delivered to USAF on Feb. 23, 1955.
Assigned to 474th FBGp Clovis AFB on Feb. 24, 1955.
Assigned to 83rd FDW Seymour-Johnson AFB on May 10, 1957.
Assigned to 4th FDW Seymour-Johnson AFB on Dec. 8, 1957.
Assigned to 118th FIS CT ANG Bradley Field, Jan. 6, 1958.
Assigned to 142nd TFS DE ANG New Castle County Airport, Sept. 23, 1959.
Assigned to 107th TFW Hancock , June 3, 1962 (storage).
Assigned to 119th TFS NJ ANG, Atlantic City, Nov. 15, 1962.
Assigned to 198th TFS PR ANG, San Juan, Oct. 1, 1963.
Assigned to 104th FIS MD ANG, Martin Field, flown from Martin Field to Rockfield, IL on May 28, 1970, donated to Rock Valley College, IL.
Donated to Spirit Fighters, Chesterfield, MO, 1991.
Damaged in floods in 1993 – for sale.
To Grayson County Airport, Wild Weasel Air Museum for display. Restored to 21st FDS colors (green trim).
To Lakeville, MN, May 2004, purchased by Bill Studer for donation to City of Lakeville for display at Veterans Memorial.


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Post by justifier » Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:40 pm

thats great! cant wait to go see it
about 25 years ago at the mpls
intl airport at the end of 28th ave there was
the red rotating radar, take a left and go towards where
the navy was, there was a old F-86? on display
just basically sitting in a parking lot, any body
could climb on it,

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Post by chuckh » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:31 pm

Any pictures of the F86?

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Post by Jon » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:21 pm

Chuck....

Pic below of 53-1250 from http://f-86.tripod.com/usa.html

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Post by chuckh » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:01 pm

Great site. How do you add to the site. We have a F-86 here at the Robins Air Force Base Museum. I have a few more pics of the one in Macon also

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