Warbird Stories: F-86 Sabre 'Jolley Roger'
Jun 16, 2022
Quick, agile, and a bucket-list item for many seasoned pilots, North American’s F-86 Sabre stands out among the rest. Designed by Edgar Schmued, who also is behind the creation of the P-51 Mustang, the Sabre was developed in response to the need for a single-seat high-altitude fighter. It was originally modeled after the straight-wing FJ Fury series of Navy aircraft, but eventually adapted to its signature 35-degree swept wing following the end of World War II.