The other 'oldest' jet in the world still flying - the F-86 North American Sabre. Performing at yesterdays Duxford autumn airshow.
The F-86 was the primary US combat aircraft in the Korean war going head to head with the Mig 15.
Clement Attlee authorized the export of 40 Rolls-Royce Nene jet engines to the Soviet Union in 1946. They promptly copied them, or at least heavily borrowed from, to create a an engine for the Mig 15, as a result the Mig 15 did not smoke, while the fairly inefficient General Electric jet in the Sabre did.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 7D |
|Lens:||Canon 100-400mm IS L |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Title:||If it smokes itís friendly|
|Uploaded:||17 Oct 2011 - 2:48 PM|
|Tags:||Aircraft, Autumn airshow, Duxford, Fighter, Flight, Jet, Korean war, North american F-86, Sabre, Sports / action, Transport|
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