NORTH AMERICAN F-86 SABRE

F-86 SERVICE

Manufacturer: North American Aviation Inc., Inglewood, California, USA
Models: NA-134, NA-140, NA-141, NA-151, NA-152, NA-157, NA-161,
NA-164, NA-165, NA-166, NA-167, NA-170, NA-172, NA-173,
NA-176, NA-177, NA-178, NA-179, NA-181, NA-185, NA-187,
NA-190, NA-191, NA-193, NA-194, NA-196, NA-201, NA-202,
NA-203, NA-204, NA-205, NA-206, NA-207, NA-208, NA-209,
NA-210, NA-213, NA-215, NA-216, NA-220, NA-221, NA-227,
NA-228, NA-229, NA-231, NA-232, NA-234, NA-238, NA-242,
NA-244, NA-248, NA-251, NA-256
Designations: F-86; FJ; F-93, F-95, F-1, P-86
Names: Sabre; Fury (FJ), Sabre Dog (F-86D)
First official flight: (XFJ-1) 27/11/1946
(XP-86) 01/10/1947
Factory production period: 1946 - 1956
1950 - 1961 (Foreign built)
Primary service period: 1948 - 1960's
Last official flight: (AF-1E) 1965 (US Navy)
(F-86H) 30/09/1970 (ANG)

F-86 VARIANTS

FJ-1 Fury

1946 NA-134 XFJ-1 3  
1947 NA-141 FJ-1 30 Grand Total: 0033

F-86 Sabre

1947 NA-140 XP-86 3  
1948 NA-151/-161 P-86A 554 Total: 0557
         
1949 NA-164 YF-86D 2  
1950 NA-165/-173/-177
-190/-201
F-86D 2504 Total: 2506
         
1951 NA-170/-172 F-86E 336  
1952 NA-172/-176/-191
-193/-202/-227
-231/-238/-256
F-86F 2539 Total: 2875
         
1953 NA-187 YF-86H 2  
1953 NA-187/-203 F-86H 473 Total: 0475
         
1955 NA-207/-213/-221
-232/-242
F-86K 341 Total: 0341
         
1950 NA-157 YF-93A 2 Total: 0002

Grand Total: 6756

1953 Foreign built - Australia:
Model CA-26
Sabre prototype 1  
1954 Model CA-27 Sabre Mk. 30 22  
1955 Model CA-27 Sabre Mk. 31 20  
1956 Model CA-27 Sabre Mk. 32 69 Total: 0112
1950 Foreign built - Canada:
Model CL-13
Sabre Mk. 1 1  
1951 Model CL-13 Sabre Mk. 2 350  
1952 Model CL-13 Sabre Mk. 3 1  
1952 Model CL-13 Sabre Mk. 4 438  
1953 Model CL-13A Sabre Mk. 5 370  
1954 Model CL-13B Sabre Mk. 6 655 Total: 1815

Grand Total: 1927

FJ-2/-3/-4 Fury

1952 NA-179 XFJ-2 2  
1952 NA-181 FJ-2 200  
1951 NA-185 XFJ-2B 1 Total: 0203
         
1953 NA-194/-215 FJ-3 458  
1956 NA-215 FJ-3M 80 Total: 0538
         
1954 NA-208 XFJ-4 2  
1954 NA-209 FJ-4 150  
1956 NA-209/-244 FJ-4B 222 Total: 0374

Grand Total: 1115

 

GRAND TOTAL: 9831

F-86 PRODUCTION

FJ-1 Fury

XFJ-1
Prototype straight-winged, single engined
carrier-borne fighter. BuNo. 39055 also
assigned BuNo. 120341, but not taken up.
Produced 1946

North American Inglewood, California (J)

BuNo.39053 / 39055 134-55996 / 55998 3 Total: 0003
2 additional airframes cancelled.

FJ-1
As XFJ-1, engine upgrade, larger wings.
Produced 1947 - 1948

North American Inglewood, California (J)

BuNo.120342 / 120371 141-38394 / 38423 30 Total: 0030
70 additional airframes cancelled.

 

Grand Total: 0033

F-86 Sabre

XP-86
As XFJ-1, prototype swept-winged fighter
for USAF, engine upgrade.
Redesignated as XF-86 in 1948.
Produced 1947

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

45-59597 / 45-59599 140-38424 / 38426 3 Total: 0003

P-86A
As XP-86, engine upgrade, various changes.
188 originally ordered as F-86B.
Redesignated as F-86A in 1948.
Produced 1947 - 1950

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

47-605 / 47-637 151-38432 / 38464    
48-129 / 48-316 151-43498 / 43685    
49-1007 / 49-1339 161-1 / 333 554 Total: 0554

(NA-152) F-86B - Wider fuselage, 188 delivered as F-86A.

YF-86D
As F-86A, prototype interceptor version,
engine upgrade, large nose radome.
Original designation was YF-95A.
Produced 1949

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

50-577, 50-578 164-1, 2 2 Total: 0002

F-86D Sabre Dog
As YF-86D, engine upgrade.
406 originally ordered as F-86G.
Original designation was F-95A.
Produced 1949 - 1955

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

50-455 / 50-576 165-1 / 122    
50-704 / 50-734 165-123 / 153    
51-2944 / 51-3131 177-1 / 188    
51-5857 / 51-6262 173-1 / 406    
51-8274 / 51-8505 173-407 / 638    
52-3598 / 52-4304 190-1 / 707    
52-9983 / 52-10176 190-708 / 901    
53-557 / 53-1071 201-1 / 515    
53-3675 / 53-3710 201-516 / 551    
53-4018 / 53-4090 201-552 / 624 2504 Total: 2504

F-86E
As F-86A, engine upgrade, minor changes.
60 also delivered from RCAF Sabre Mk. 2
as F-86E-6-CAN.
Produced 1950 - 1952

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

50-579 / 50-689 170-1 / 111    
51-2718 / 51-2849 172-1 / 132    
51-12977 / 51-13069 172-268 / 360 336 Total: 0336
184 NA-178 additional airframes cancelled.

F-86F
As F-86E, armament / engine upgrade,
various improvements. 300 Mitsubishi
airframes built from NA components.
Produced 1951 - 1956

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

51-2850 / 51-2943 172-133 / 226    
51-12936 / 51-12976 172-227 / 267    
52-4305 / 52-5271 191-1 / 967    
53-1072 / 53-1228 202-1 / 157    
55-3816 / 55-4030 227-1 / 215    
55-4983 / 55-5047 227-216 / 280 1539  

Foreign assembled - Japan:
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.,
Nagoya, Japan

55-5048 / 55-5117
- 70 to JASDF as
62-7701 / 62-7705,
72-7706 / 72-7770.
231-1 / 70    
56-2773 / 56-2882
- 110 to JASDF as
72-7771 / 72-7773,
82-7774 / 82-7868,
92-7869 / 92-7880.
238-1 / 110    
57-6338 / 57-6457
- 120 to JASDF as
92-7881 / 92-7940,
02-7941 / 02-7991,
12-7992 / 12-7999,
12-7000.
256-1 / 120 300  

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

51-13070 / 51-13510 176-1 / 441    
52-5272 / 52-5530 193-1 / 259 700 Total: 2539


Cockpit layout of an Australian built CA-27 Sabre Mk. 32, s/n: A94-367,
the equivalent of the NAA F-86F. This example was sold to Malaysia
in 1969 as FM1367 and was retired from service in 1976.
RMAF Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2000.

NA-206, NA-210 - Various F-86F proposals, cancelled.
F-86G
- Equipment / engine upgrade, 406 delivered as F-86D.

YF-86H
As F-86F, redesign as a fighter-bomber,
fuselage / engine / armament upgrade.
Produced 1953

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

52-1975, 52-1976 187-1, 2 2 Total: 0002

F-86H
As YF-86H, minor improvements.
2 later to USN as BuNo. 158436, 158437.
Produced 1953 - 1955

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

52-1977 / 52-2124 187-3 / 150    
52-5729 / 52-5753 187-151 / 175    
53-1229 / 53-1528 203-1 / 300 473 Total: 0473

F-86I - Not used.

F-86K
As YF-86K, NATO version for export,
engine upgrade. 221 Fiat airframes
built from NA components.
Produced 1954 - 1956

North American Fresno, California (NF)

54-1231 / 54-1350
- 120 to The Netherlands
and Norway.
213-1 / 120  120  

Foreign assembled - Italy:
Fiat, Turin, Italy

53-8273 / 53-8322
- 50 to Italy as
MM38273 / MM38322.
207-1 / 50    
55-4811 / 55-4880
- 70 to France, Italy,
The Netherlands.
221-51 / 120    
55-4881 / 55-4936
- 56 to W. Germany, Italy,
The Netherlands, Norway.
232-121 / 176    
56-4116 / 56-4160
- 45 to W. Germany.
242-1 / 45 221 Total: 341

YF-93A
As F-86A, prototype fighter-escort, side
mounted air intakes, engine upgrade.
Original designation was F-86C.
Produced 1949

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

48-317, 48-318 157-1, 2 2 Total: 0002

(NA-166) F-93A - Proposed production version, 236 cancelled.

Grand Total: 6756

Foreign built - Australia:
Sabre Mk. 30 / 31 / 32

License built version of the F-86F,
fitted with a RR Avon engine.
Produced 1952 - 1961

Commonwealth Aircraft Corp. (CAC), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Sabre prototype

(RAAF) A94-101 1428 1  

Sabre Mk. 30

(RAAF) A94-901 / A94-922 CA27-1 / CA27-2 22  

Sabre Mk. 31

(RAAF) A94-923 / A94-942 CA27-23 / CA27-42 20  

Sabre Mk. 32

(RAAF) A94-943 / A94-990 CA27-43 / CA27-90    
(RAAF) A94-351 / A94-371 CA27-91 / CA27-111 69 Total: 0112


RAAF Sabre Mk. 32, s/n: A94-362, was the first of 18 such Sabres
to serve with the Royal Malaysian Air Force from 1969 to 1978.
FM1902 is one of five examples currently preserved in Malaysia.
RMAF Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2003.

Foreign built - Canada:
Sabre Mk. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

License built version of the F-86A/E/F,
Mk. 3, 5, 6 fitted with the Avro Orenda engine.
Model CL-13C/D/G/H/J proposals all cancelled.
Produced 1950 - 1958

Canadair Ltd., Cartierville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Sabre Mk. 1

(RCAF) 19101 1 1  

Sabre Mk. 2

(RCAF) 19102 / 19199 2 / 99    
(RCAF) 19201 / 19452
- 3 to RAF as Sabre F.Mk. 2,
XB530 / XB532.
- 60 to USAF as F-86E-6-CAN,
52-2833 / 52-2892.
101 / 352 350  

Sabre Mk. 3

(RCAF) 19200 100 1  

Sabre Mk. 4

(RCAF) 19453 / 19890
- 368 to RAF as Sabre F.Mk. 4,
XB533 / XB551, XB575 / XB603,
XB608 / XB646, XB664 / XB713,
XB726 / XB769, XB790 / XB839,
XB856 / XB905, XB941 / XB990,
XD102 / XD138.
- 60 via USAF (52-10177 / 52-10236),
to RAF as Sabre F.Mk. 4,
XD706 / XD736, XD753 / XD781.
353 / 790 438  

Sabre Mk. 5

(RCAF) 23001 / 23370
- 75 to W. Germany.
791 / 1160 370  

Sabre Mk. 6

(RCAF) 23371 / 23662 1161 / 1452    
(RCAF) 23663 / 23760 1493 / 1590 390  
(Colombia) FAC2021 / FAC2026 1453 / 1458 6  
(South Africa) 350 / 383 1459 / 1492 34  
(Luftwaffe) 1591 / 1815 225 Total: 1815

 

Grand Total: 1927


More than 259 Sabres served with Turkey from 1954 to 1971.
Photographed here is Canadair Sabre MK. 2, RCAF s/n: 19268,
of which Turkey operated 107 from 1954 to 1968.
Turkish Air Force Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005.

FJ-2/-3/-4 Fury

XFJ-2
As F-86E, prototype version for US Navy.
Produced 1951 - 1952

North American Inglewood, California (J)

BuNo.133754, 133755 179-1, 2 2 Total: 0002

FJ-2
As F-86F, folding wings, engine upgrade,
mainly for USMC service.
Produced 1952 - 1954

North American Columbus, Ohio (J)

BuNo.131927 / 132126 181-1 / 200 200 Total: 0200
227 additional airframes cancelled.

XFJ-2B
As FJ-2, prototype close support version.
Produced 1951

North American Inglewood, California (J)

BuNo.133756 185-1 1 Total: 0001

FJ-3
As XFJ-3, engine upgrade, minor upgrades.
Produced 1953 - 1955

North American Columbus, Ohio (J)

BuNo.135774 / 136162 194-1 / 389    
BuNo.139210 / 139278 215-1 / 69 458 Total: 0458
100 NA-228 additional airframes cancelled.

FJ-3M
As FJ-3, weapons upgrade, additional
conversions made from FJ-3.
Produced 1955 - 1956

North American Columbus, Ohio (J)

BuNo.141364 / 141443 215-70 / 149 80 Total: 0080

XFJ-4
As FJ-3, redesigned fuselage, wings,
engine upgrade.
Produced 1954

North American Columbus, Ohio (J)

BuNo.139279, 139280 208-1, 2 2 Total: 0002

FJ-4
As XFJ-4, engine upgrade, 20mm cannon.
Produced 1954 - 1957

North American Columbus, Ohio (J)

BuNo.139281 / 139323 209-1 / 43    
BuNo.139424 / 139530 209-44 / 150 150 Total: 0150
101 NA-220, NA-229 additional airframes cancelled.

FJ-4B
As FJ-4, close air support version.
Produced 1956 - 1958

North American Columbus, Ohio (J)

BuNo.139531 / 139555 209-151 / 175    
BuNo.141444 / 141489 209-176 / 221    
BuNo.143493 / 143643 244-1 / 151 222 Total: 0222
33 additional airframes cancelled.

 

Grand Total: 1115

F-86 CONVERSIONS

F-86 Sabre

USAF / US Navy

DF-86A 1+ F-86A, drone director conversions.
RF-86A 11 F-86A, reconn. conversions with two cameras.
F-86E(M) 302 F-86E, 1956, ex-RAF Sabres "modified" for sale to NATO countries.
QF-86E 66 RCAF Sabre Mk. 5, 1975-1996, target drone conversions for US Army.
Prototype was RCAF 23320, with civil reg. N74170.
Conversions by Flight Systems Inc., California.
QF-86F 100 JASDF F-86F, 1981, target drone conversions.
RF-86F 8 F-86F, 1953, reconn. conversions with three cameras.
TF-86F 2 NA-204, NA-216
F-86F(52-5016, 53-1228), 1953, tandem 2-seater trainers.
QF-86H 31 F-86H, 1972, target drone conversions for US Navy.
F-86J 1 NA-167
F-86A(49-1069), 1949, test aircraft with Canadian Orenda engine.
YF-86K 2 NA-205
F-86D(52-3630, 52-3804), 1954, simplified version of the F-86D
intended for export, four 20mm cannons.
F-86L 981 F-86D, 1957, avionics upgrade, various improvements.

Foreign Conversions

Model CL-13E

1

RCAF Sabre Mk. 5(23021), prototype for various tests.
Later to US with civil reg. N1049D.

FJ Fury

US Navy

XFJ-3 1 NA-196
FJ-2(131931), 1953, prototype with engine upgrade.
FJ-3D 1 FJ-3, drone director conversion.
FJ-3D2 1+ FJ-3, drone director conversions.
YFJ-4 1 FJ-4, conversion for development tests.
YFJ-4B 1+ FJ-4B, conversions for development tests.
FJ-4F 5 NA-234, NA-248, NA-251
FJ-4, conversions with aux. rocket motor, ventral fuel tank.

US Navy (1962 redesignations)

F-1C 458 1962, redesignation of the FJ-3.
DF-1C 1 1962, redesignation of the FJ-3D.
MF-1C 80 1962, redesignation of the FJ-3M.
DF-1D 1+ 1962, redesignation of the FJ-3D2.
YF-1E 1 1962, redesignation of the YFJ-4.
F-1E 150 1962, redesignation of the FJ-4.
YAF-1E 1+ 1962, redesignation of the YFJ-4B.
AF-1E 222 1962, redesignation of the FJ-4B.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - F-86's in military service with Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Burma,
   Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Holland, Honduras,
   Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines,
   Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand,
   Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela, West Germany and Yugoslavia.
 - Many F-86's sold on the civil market as Warbirds.

NORTH AMERICAN F-100 SUPER SABRE

F-100 SERVICE

Manufacturer: North American Aviation Inc., Inglewood, California, USA
Models: NA-180, NA-192, NA-212, NA-214, NA-217, NA-222, NA-223,
NA-224, NA-230, NA-235, NA-243, NA-245, NA-255, NA-261,
NA-262
Designations: F-100; F-107
Name: Super Sabre
First official flight: (YF-100A) 25/05/1953
Factory production period: 1952 - 1959
Primary service period: 1953 - 1970's
Last official flight: (F-100D) 26/09/1979

F-100 VARIANTS

1953 NA-180 YF-100A 2  
1953 NA-192 F-100A  203 Total: 0205
         
1955 NA-214/-217/-222 F-100C 476  
1956 NA-223/-224/-235/-245 F-100D 1274 Total: 1750
         
1957 NA-243/-255/-261/-262 F-100F 339 Total: 0339
         
1956 NA-212 YF-107A 3 Total: 0003

Grand Total: 2297

F-100 PRODUCTION

YF-100A
Prototype single engine interceptor fighter
updated from the F-86. Original designation
was YF-100.
Produced 1952 - 1953

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

52-5754, 52-5755 180-1, 2 2 Total: 0002

F-100A
As YF-100A, engine upgrade, minor changes.
Produced 1953 - 1954

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

52-5756 / 52-5778 192-1 / 23    
53-1529 / 53-1708 192-24 / 203 203 Total: 0203

F-100C
As F-100A, fighter-bomber version,
engine upgrade.
Produced 1954 - 1956

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

53-1709 / 53-1778 214-1 / 70    
54-1740 / 54-2120 217-1 / 381 451  

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

55-2709 / 55-2733 222-1 / 25 25 Total: 0476


F-100C-25-NA, s/n: 54-2089, was one of 301 Super Sabres
which served in Turkey from 1972 to 1989.
The oval air intake was one of the distinctive features
of the F-100 series, note the Turkish serial number 3-089.
Turkish Air Force Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005.

F-100D
As F-100C, engine upgrade, larger tail,
various improvements. Last 48 with
Zero-Length-Launch (ZEL) capability.
Produced 1955 - 1959

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

54-2121 / 54-2303 223-1 / 183    
55-3502 / 55-3814 223-184 / 496    
56-2903 / 56-3346 235-1 / 444 940  

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

55-2734 / 55-2954 224-1 / 221    
56-3351 / 56-3463 245-1 / 113 334 Total: 1274

F-100E - Proposed F-100D development, cancelled.

F-100F
A F-100D, tandem 2-seater trainer version.
Produced 1956 - 1959

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

56-3725 / 56-4019 243-1 / 295    
58-1205 / 58-1233 255-1 / 29    
58-6975 / 58-6983
- 6 to Denmark mixed GT-976
to GT-983.
- 3 to Taiwan as 0007 / 0009.
261-1 / 9    
59-2558 / 59-2563
- 1 to Denmark as GT-558.
- 4 to Turkey.
- 1 to Taiwan as 0010.
262-1 / 6  339 Total: 0339

F-100G / H / I - Not used.
F-100J - Proposed F-100D version for Japan, cancelled.
F-100K - Proposed F-100F version with engine upgrade, cancelled.
F-100L - Proposed F-100D version with engine upgrade, cancelled.
F-100M - Not used.
F-100N - Proposed NATO version of the F-100D, cancelled.
F-100O / P / Q / R - Not used.
F-100S - 1964, proposed French built F-100F with RR Spey engine, cancelled.

YF-107A
As F-100A, prototype interceptor,
fighter-bomber, various changes.
Original designation was YF-100B.
Produced 1955 - 1956

North American Inglewood, California (NA)

55-5118 / 55-5120 212-1 / 3 3 Total: 0003 
6 additional airframes cancelled.

 

Grand Total: 2297

F-100 CONVERSIONS

USAF

RF-100A 6 F-100A, 1954, unarmed photo reconn. conversions.
TF-100C 1 NA-230
F-100C(54-1966), 1956-1957, factory conversion to a tandem
2-seater trainer, prototype to the F-100F.
DF-100F 1+ F-100F, drone director conversions.
NF-100F 3 F-100F, 1961, permanent conversions for various tests.
TF-100F 6 F-100F, interim designation for export aircraft to Denamrk.
QF-100D / F 290 F-100D / F-100F, 1981, target drone conversions, first two designated
as YQF-100. Conversions by Sperry Flight Systems, Arizona.

FOREIGN MILITARY SERVICE
 - F-100's in service with the air forces of France, Denmark,
   Taiwan and Turkey.

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