The F86 Sabre has rightly come to be regarded as one of the most outstanding aviation designs of all time. Serving with air forces across the globe for over forty years, the Sabre was designed in an era of guns and served into the missile age.
It was in the skies over Korea that the Sabre forged its reputation. While the MiG 15 was a comparable fighter aircraft, it was the superior training and tactics of the USAF pilots that enabled them to overcome the enemy forces.
The F-86F introduced the larger “6-3” wing without leading edge slats and also had the capability to be equipped with bombs, turning the Sabre into a capable ground attack fighter, a mission it was able to perform admirably over Korea.