F-86 “Sabre”

The F-86, the USAF’s first swept-wing jet fighter, made its initial flight in 1947. An F-86A set a new world speed record of 670.9 mph in 1948. The F-86 saw service in Korea where it engaged Russian-built MiG-15s at a 10:1 kill ratio. The F-86 displayed at Volk Field (S/N 53-1358) was acquired from the 174th Tactical Fighter Group, NY ANG, and is displayed as a “Sabre” flown by the 176th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, WI ANG, Madison.

There are 6 known North American F-86 Sabres on display in Wisconsin plus 1 license-built Canadair Sabre.