Palmdale in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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
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
Roles: Originally designed as a land-based fair-weather air superiority fighter for the US Air Force; later developed into a land-based all-weather multi-mission aircraft for the US Air Force, capable of close air support and radar guided air defense
(Figures given are for the F-86A model)
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
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
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1998.
Location. 34° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2001 East Avenue P, Palmdale CA 93550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. B-2 Spirit (here, next to this marker); Stanley P Butchart 1928 - 2008 / C-140 Jetstar (here, next to this marker); James J. Stegman 1920 - 2009 / A-4C Skyhawk (here, next to this marker); A-4AR Cockpit Trainer (within shouting distance of this marker); MK-20 Rockeye Cluster Bomb Unit (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright J65 Turbojet Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); F-101 Voodoo Escort Fighter (within shouting distance of this marker); William J. "Pete" Knight (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmdale.
Also see . . . North American F-86 Sabre. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. 4. submitted on March 17, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 5. submitted on September 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 6. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.