The Sabre was designed at the end of the World War II and it took to the sky for the first time in early 1947. Its primary roles were as fighter interceptor and fighter bomber.
During the Korea conflict, the F-86 was facing the MiG-15 and MiG-15 bis flown by the North Korean and “Chinese and Soviet volunteer” pilots. MiG 15 had an edge over the F-86A in the flying characteristics but the skills of the American pilots ensured the 10:1 kill ratio in Sabre’s favor.
Here are other posts from the National Museum of USAF (Cold War Opponents: MiG-15 and F-86A Sabre (Winter 2013), B-29 “Bockscar”, modern military airplane, Cold War and Vietnam Era Planes and WW II aircraft), posts from the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center – this place is not getting old 🙂 (Boeing B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”, Aichi M6A1, Vought F4-1D Corsair, Horten HO III F, Panoramas of Museum, Restoring the glory, WW II airplanes, Modern Military aircraft).