“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Palmdale in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)


F-86F-30 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 28, 2010
1. F-86F-30 Marker
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A/C SN: 23231
Construction #1021
FAA Registration N91FS
Date Acquired: August, 1998
From: Own, donated by Tractor Corp Displayed: October, 1998

23 April 54 - First Flight
11 May 54 - Assigned to the RCAF and assigned to 421 Sq, RCAF at Grostenquin, France
1960 - Assigned to Maritime Aircraft Repair and Overhaul, Moncton, Canada
1972 - Sold to Bankers Leasing Inc, Washington DC and registered as N231X
1978 - Sold to Ronald Reynolds, Kansas City, Kansas
1982 - Sold to Flight Systems Inc., Mojave CA and registered as N91FS
August, 1998 - Donated to Palmdale Heritage Airpark, Palmdale CA

This A/C served in the Canadian Air Force 421 Squadron , 2nd Fighter Wing. The tactical code was AX-231

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F-86 Sabre
General Information
Manufacturer: North American Aviation
Production Period: 1948 to 1965
Number Produced: 8,472 Total All Sources
Production Series: USAF: F-86A, E, F, & H single-seat A/C, F-86D, K, & L radar interceptors, RF-86F photo-reconnaissance
Roles: Originally designed as a land-based fair-weather air superiority fighter for the US Air Force; later developed into a land-based
F-86F-30 Marker/N91FS image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 28, 2010
2. F-86F-30 Marker/N91FS
all-weather multi-mission aircraft for the US Air Force, capable of close air support and radar guided air defense

Performance and Specifications
(Figures given are for the F-86A model)
Maximum Speed: 695 mph at sea level (Mach 0.94)
Service Ceiling: 48,000 feet above sea level
Range: 1,615 miles
Weapons: Six M3 .50 cal. Browning machine guns and assorted air to ground bombs and rockets
Crew: Pilot
Length: 37 feet, 6 inches
Wingspan: 37 feet, 1 inch
Height: 14 feet, 8 inches
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 14,981 lbs.
Powerplant: General Electric J47-GE-27 axial flow turbojet providing 5,910 lbs. of thrust
Achievements: First operational USAF swept-wing jet fighter; first US production aircraft capable of achieving Mach 1; during the Korean War the F-86 achieved a 10:1 kill ratio over the Soviet MiG-15 figher
Erected 1998.
Location. 34° 36.171′ N, 118° 5.226′ W. Marker is in Palmdale, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on East Avenue P. Click for map. Aircraft at the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2001 East Avenue P, Palmdale CA 93550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
N91fs image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, May 28, 2010
3. N91fs
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James J. Stegman 1920 - 2009 / A-4C Skyhawk (here, next to this marker); Stanley P Butchart 1928 - 2008 / C-140 Jetstar (here, next to this marker); B-2 Spirit (here, next to this marker); Blackbird Air Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Palmdale School House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lamont Odett Vista Point (approx. 4.7 miles away); The San Andreas Fault (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Aerospace Valley (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palmdale.
Also see . . .  City of Palmdale California. F-86 SABRE Aircraft at the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42 (Submitted on September 30, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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