20 incredible aircraft of the Strategic Air Command

F-86 Sabre

While the F-84 was outmatched by the Soviet Union’s MiG-15, North American’s F-86 Sabre, which briefly operated under SAC from the fighter’s introduction in 1949 until 1950, was considered perhaps the best aircraft of the Korean War. F-86 pilots claimed nearly 800 MiG-15 kills during the conflict, at the cost of only 78 Sabres. In fact, all but one of the 41 United States aces during the Korean War were Sabre pilots.

Author: Chris Carter

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