Thomas Jay Park in Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
North American F-86L
On loan from the National
Museum of the United States
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
Location. 32° 8.358′ N, 110° 52.064′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. It is in Thomas Jay Park. Marker can be reached from East Valencia Road, 0.3 miles west of South Wilmot Road. The marker is located in the eastern section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lockheed F-94C (a few steps from this marker); North American F-86H (a few steps from this marker); Douglas AIR-2A Genie (a few steps from this marker); Republic F-84F (a few steps from this marker); Republic F-84C (a few steps from this marker); Lockheed P-80B (F-80C) General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon (within shouting distance of this marker); British Aerospace GR.5 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the outside section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. There is an entry fee required to visit both the inside and outside sections of the museum.
Also see . . . North American F-86 Sabre.
The North American F-86 Sabre, sometimes called the Sabrejet, is a transonic jet air superiority fighter. Produced by North American Aviation, the Sabre is best known as the United States' first swept-wing fighter that could counter the swept-wing Soviet MiG-15 in high-speed dogfights in the skies of the Korean War (1950–1953), fighting some of the earliest jet-to-jet battles in history. Considered one of the best and most important fighter aircraft in that war, the F-86 is also rated highly in comparison with fighters of other eras. Although it was developed in the late 1940s and was outdated by the end of the 1950s, the Sabre proved versatile and adaptable(Submitted on November 15, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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