F-86 Sabre (multiple)

I photographed these examples of the North American F-86 Sabre (and other variants) at the Evergreen Aviation Museum, Palm Springs, PoF Chino, McChord AFB and the Udvar-Hazy facility. A sleek Mk.V Sabre built under license by Canadair was suspended inside the main hangar at the Pima Air Museum, just one of four Sabre examples I photographed during a visit to Tucson in 2017. A visit to March AFB also yielded multiple Sabres, and several more at the NMoUSAF — including one with the skin stripped to reveal the inner workings.


Canadair CL-13 Mk.5 RCAF23363

Museum of Flight 2016


F-86H Sabre 53-1302

South Dakota Air Museum 2021


F-86 Sabre

Evergreen Aviation Museum 2015

Evergreen Museum 2018


F-86A 48-0260

NASM Udvar-Hazy 2015


F-86D 52-369

McChord AFB 2017

displayed as 51-5976


F-86F 52-5012 “Jolley Roger”

Planes of Fame, Chino 2018


F-86F marked as 51-2769

Actually a composite of several aircraft

Warhawk Air Museum; Nampa, Idaho 2021


F-86E 51-13067 “Beautious Butch”

Planes of Fame, Chino 2018


Canadair Sabre Mk.V 23147

Pima Air Museum 2017


Canadair CL-13 Mk.6 RCAF23697

Yanks Air Museum, Chino 2018


F-86E 50-0600

Pima Air Museum 2017


F-86L 53-0965

Pima Air Museum 2017


F-86H 53-1304

March AFB 2018


F-86H 53-1525

Pima Air Museum 2017


F-86L 50-0560

March AFB 2018


CL-13 Sabre S6-1675

McChord AFB 2010


Commonwealth CA.27 Sabre 32

marked as USAF 24629

Palm Springs Air Museum 2018


F-86H 53-1352

NMoUSAF 2018


F-86D 50-0477

NMoUSAF 2018


RF-86F Sabre 52-4492 “Haymaker”

NMoUSAF 2018


F-86A 49-1067

painted as 49-1236

NMoUSAF 2018


F-86L Sabre 53-0997

Bert Mooney Airport; Butte, Mont. 2008