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North American F-86 Sabre: books - history and technology

A book on the North American F-86 Sabre? Here are illustrated books on the history and technology of North American jet fighters.

North American F-86 Sabrejet Day Fighters (WarbirdTech)

Filled with vintage photos of North American's legendary F-86 Sabre from assembly line to flight line, plus exploded views, cutaway and phantom drawings from tech manuals, disassembled aircraft, rare variants, experimental models, camouflage markings, armament configurations and more.

Author:Chris, MBE Hughes, Walter Dranem
Specs:100 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.2 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w photographs
Publisher:Specialty Press (USA, 1996)
Series:WarbirdTech (3)
EAN:9781580072175
Book: North American F-86 Sabrejet Day Fighters (WarbirdTech)

North American F-86 Sabrejet Day Fighters

Language: English

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North American F-86F Sabre - The Birth of a Modern Air Force

The XP-86F took to the skies for the first time in October 1947. Essentially, it was the result of incorporating swept wings into North American Aviations design for the NA-140. This is a detailed look at the Sabre and its use by the Spanish Air Force over its lifetime.

Author:Avila Gonzalo, Roberto Yanez
Specs:56 pages, 21.5 x 28 cm / 8.5 x 11 in, paperback
Illustrations:104 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2015)
EAN:9780764347580
Book: North American F-86F Sabre - The Birth of a Modern Air Force

North American F-86F Sabre - The Birth of a Modern Air Force

Language: English

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North American F-86 Sabre - Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions

Built as both a fighter-interceptor and fighter-bomber, the F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the Sabrejet) was one of the most widely-produced fighters of the Cold War.

In December of 1950, three squadrons of Sabres were rushed into combat in Korea, where they dueled North Korean, Chinese and Russian pilots flying the MiG-15. By the time the war was over, F-86 pilots achieved a stunning victory ratio - destroying nearly 800 enemy aircraft with a loss of only 76 Sabres.
The nimble jet also saw combat in the Taiwan Straight Crisis and the Indo-Pakistan Wars of 1965 and 1971.

Originally printed by North American and the U.S. Air Force, this F-86 Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. The manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form.

Author:United States Air Force
Specs:257 pages, 25.5 x 20.5 x 1.4 cm / 10 x 8.1 x 0.55 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Periscope Film (USA, 2010)
Series:Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions
EAN:9781935700395
Book: North American F-86 Sabre - Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions

North American F-86 Sabre

Language: English

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F-86A Sabre - Korea 1950-51 (Osprey)

The F-86A Sabre had entered USAF service in 1949, and in December 1950 three squadrons were sent to South Korea. Despite primitive basing conditions and overwhelming Chinese opposition, the Sabre pilots stopped communist air forces from attacking UN ground troops and allowed Allied fighter-bombers to operate without threat of interception.

The ensuing air battles between Sabres and MiG-15s were the first since World War II, and the last in recent times to involve large numbers of jet fighters in direct confrontation.
In all of them the victorious F-86 pilots demonstrated the superiority of their training and tactics and the outstanding qualities of their Sabres.

Contemporary photographs and specially commissioned artwork, including a dramatic battlescene, armament views, technical diagrams and ribbon diagrams illustrating step-by-step each main dogfight explored in the book, bring the experiences of the Sabre pilots and their battle tactics vividly to life.

Author:Peter E. Davies, Gareth Hector, Jim Laurier
Specs:80 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm / 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2022)
Series:Dogfight (9)
EAN:9781472850355
Book: F-86A Sabre - Korea 1950-51 (Osprey)

F-86A Sabre - Korea 1950-51

Language: English

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F-86 Sabre vs MiG-15 - Korea, 1950-53 (Osprey)

As the routed North Korean People's Army (NKPA) withdrew into the mountainous reaches of their country and the People's Republic of China (PRC) funneled in its massive infantry formations in preparation for a momentous counter-offensive, both lacked adequate air power to challenge US and UN.
Reluctantly, Josef Stalin agreed to provide the requisite air cover, introducing the superior swept-wing MiG-15 to counter the American's straight-wing F-80 jets. This in turn prompted the USAF to deploy its very best - the F-86A Sabre - to counter this threat. Thus began a two-and-a-half-year struggle in the skies known as "MiG Alley." In this period, the unrelenting campaign for aerial superiority witnessed the introduction of successive models of these two revolutionary jets into combat.
This meticulously researched study not only provides technical descriptions of the two types and their improved variants, complete with a "fighter pilot's assessment" of these aircraft, but also chronicles the entire scope of their aerial duel in "MiG Alley" by employing the recollections of the surviving combatants - including Russian, Chinese, and North Korean pilots - who participated.

Contents: Introduction - Chronology - Design and Development - Technical Specifications - The Strategic Situation - The Combatants - Combat - Statistics and Analysis - Aftermath - Bibliography - Index.

Author:Doug Dildy, Warren Thompson
Specs:80 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.2 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2013)
Series:Duel (50)
EAN:9781780963198
Book: F-86 Sabre vs MiG-15 - Korea, 1950-53 (Osprey)

F-86 Sabre vs MiG-15 - Korea, 1950-53

Language: English

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F-100 Super Sabre Units of the Vietnam War (Osprey)

The F-100 Super Sabre may have been superseded by the superior technology of the F-105 Thunderchief and the F-4 Phantom by the Vietnam War it remained in service. The Super Sabre was deployed as an air defence fighter, and was later given nuclear capability.
The F-100's toughness, adaptability and reliability made it ideal for the incessant missions that were demanded by close support and counter-insurgency missions. 242 Super Sabres and 87 aircrew were lost during the war but their role, particularly in developing the tactics used for discovering and destroying SAM sites, was invaluable.

This book describes some of the most important actions that the F-100 took part in, looks at the pilots who flew it and analyses the impact of the aircraft on the war.

Author:Peter E. Davies, Rolando Ugolini
Specs:96 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2011)
Series:Combat Aircraft (89)
EAN:9781849084468
Book: F-100 Super Sabre Units of the Vietnam War (Osprey)

F-100 Super Sabre Units of the Vietnam War

Language: English

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