Type: Supersonic Interceptor
Weight: 19,975 lbs
Armament: Twenty-four -2.75 Rocket
Engine: General Electric J47-GE-17B Turbojet
Max Speed: 692 mph
Range: 800 miles
Service Ceiling: 50,000 ft
Number Built: 2,504
This version of the famous F-80 fighter was designed to destroy high-altitude enemy bombers carrying atomic warheads into American airspace. The F-86 was the first USAF plane to employ all rocket armament and set speed records in 1952 and 1953.
The F-86D was used by the Louisiana Air National Guard from 1956-1960.
This aircraft (SN: 52-4168) is on loan from the United State Air Force Museum. Object ID# 666282