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North American/Fiat F-86K


F-86K JD-352 (C/N: 165, S/N: 54925)
Type: Single seat fighter/interceptor
Origin: North American/Fiat
Models: K model built for Export
First Flight (YF-86K): July 15, 1954
Service Delivery (F-86K): July 22, 1957
Final Delivery: June 1958

Engine:
General Electric J47-GE-33 with Afterburner
Thrust: 7,650 lb. (3469 kg)

Fuel:
Capacity: N/A
Type: N/A

Dimensions:
Wing span (Short span): 11.3m (37 ft. 1 in.)
Wing span (Extended span): 11.92m (39 ft. 1 in.)
Length: 40 ft. 11 in. (12.49m)
Height: 4.5m (15 ft.)
Wing Surface (Short): 287.9 sq. ft. (26.78m²)
Wing Surface (Extended): 313.4 sq. ft. (29.15m²)

  Weights:
Empty: 13,367 lbs. (6061 kg.)
Combat Weight: 16,252 lbs. (7370 kg.)
Maximum: 20,171 lbs. (9147 kg.)

Performance:
Max. Speed (At Sea Level): 692 mph (1113 kph)
Max. Speed (At 40,000 ft./12192m): 612 mph (984 kph)
Initial climb: 12,000 ft./min (3657 m/min)
Service Ceiling: 49,600 ft. (15118m)
Combat Range: 272 Miles (437 km)
Ferry Range: 744 Miles (1197 km)

Armament:
Type: Four 20mm M-24 Cannon mounted on sides of nose
Rate Of Fire: 700 rpm
Ammunition: 132 rounds per gun
Plus: Two Sidewinders

Avionics:
MG-4 Fire control system linked to a AN/APA-84 Computer


Comments:
Essentially a simplified F-86D Sabre, optimised for interception, the F-86K was built under license by Fiat in Italy. Primary differences being a MG-4 fire control system in place of the then secret Hughes E-4 system and 20mm cannon replacing the machine gun armament of the F-86D.

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