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North American F-86A Sabre by Daniel-Wales-Images North American F-86A Sabre by Daniel-Wales-Images
The worlds only airworthy North American F-86A Sabre at Old Warden during the Shuttleworth Collection Autumn Air Display 2011.
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Camerartus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sad to think that, of all the ones made, this is the only airworthy one. :(
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014   Photographer
It's only the sole airworthy "A" model sabre flying, there are a handful of other variants flying around the world too.
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Camerartus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's good to know. :)
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FFDP-Neko Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Such a graceful looking plane
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an awesome aircraft. :) :D
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Penguinclaw Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Old Warden has certainly moved on since I last visited as a child in the seventies..... jets..... It's great that they have managed to keep this icon airworthy. Much respect to them. Great capture by the way :)
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Artist
The.....odds maker....Korea.....Hell yea...
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NavJAG Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simply a perfect capture of a magnificent aircraft - as you noted this shot really captures the F-86's fantastic lines!
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Draxdlh Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
A great shot of this designs graceful curves.
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Gary--T Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this and the Hawker Hunter are the 2 best looking jet fighters.
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Photographer
I'm not going to argue with that, I could even go as far to say they are the best looking of all aircraft types. These aircraft have all the graceful lines that made their piston predecessors so special, without interrupting those lines for a big engine and prop up front. I am more of a prop enthusiast than jet, however these early classics are my exception. I would also tie in the F-84 (Straight winged varant) and the Glostor Meteor with the Sabre and Hunter too.
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you get a chance to ask them; When did they install the "6-3" wing on this acft? Was the wing from an F-40?

Thanks!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Photographer
I did a little snooping around the net and found this quote from a story about her restoration. Hope this helps?

"Eventually, F-86 wings with leading edges were found at another surplus dealer. Removal of the leading edges and installation on `178 was a giant undertaking. In the process, it was discovered that the slats were incompatible with the configuration of '178s wing. The restoration team (Ben Hall and four dedicated associates) decided that the leading edges should be installed with the slats permanently secured in the "Closed" position. They fashioned a procedure to do this, and for good measure, a mid-wing airflow `fence' was added. This resulted in an F-86A with a wing that resembled the F-86F '6-3 hard wing'."

Here's the full website if you want to read the rest. [link]
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OK Thanks for the link. To me it looks funny seeing an early F-86 w/ a "6-3" wing. If you can find one, I recommend you get a copy of Ray Wagner's old F-86 book. I have had one since the 1970's. A good reference for the Sabre is [link] . A good explaination of the wings is located [link] .
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griffonmeister Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist
:thumbsup:
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aviationbuff Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Nice!
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AOFW-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
The good 'ol Sabre. Always looked cool in my eyes
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Soter-1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Now that's a classic image!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Photographer
Thank you very much indeed. :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
still looking good
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Siveir Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Welcome to Korea, comrade :D

Superb photo - how the hell you do all of them?...
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putrick Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Very nice. :)
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risingsun0779 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Wow look those colors!!
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yalsaibie Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing shot
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Albi748 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Superb image of a great aircraft, the pilot always puts on a good show for us togs....

Nice work..
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   Photographer
Thank you very much! Yes he certainly does, there is always a topside pass or two. It's great to see such a beautiful aircraft displayed in a way which really shows it off.

Sadly it looks as though we are going to loose her soon though. It will be a sad day if and when she leaves these shores. I still remember seeing her paired with the MiG-15, and later the T-33. I guess we are just going to have to hope somebody this side of the Atlantic buys her.
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GrahamSlade Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Love this plane! Great shot!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very good shot of it
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