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If it smokes itís friendly

By javam    
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.


Tags: Flight Transport Aircraft Fighter Duxford Jet Sabre Korean war Autumn airshow North american F-86 Sports and action

Voters: Cormy, LesF, NeilM and 19 more

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Cormy 9 3 England
17 Oct 2011 2:54PM
Great shot.

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DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
17 Oct 2011 4:21PM
Quality shot as would be expected from you Neil. Works well against that neutral sky.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
17 Oct 2011 4:23PM
Clarity and excellence Neil.
javam 12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 12:37PM
Thanks very much for the UA mdoubleya, always very much appreciated. Thanks also Alan, Dave and Ron for your comments.


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