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Sabre Dog on the lawn at McChord — walkaround 1 of 2

10 August 2015

47° 07′ 53″ N / 122° 28′ 58″ W

This Sabre Dog, which is the Delta variant of the North American F-86 Sabre, is displayed in near new condition at the McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park.

North American F-86D Sabre at McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park — photo by Joseph May

North American F-86D Sabre at McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park — photo by Joseph May

North American F-86D Sabre at McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park — photo by Joseph May

North American F-86D Sabre at McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park  and its pronounced snout housing the radar dish — photo by Joseph May

North American F-86D Sabre at McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park — photo by Joseph May

North American F-86D Sabre at McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park  has the rocket tray in the firing position (observe the Sabre’s nose armament has been forsaken for the radar dish) — photo by Joseph May

North American F-86D Sabre at McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park — photo by Joseph May

North American F-86D Sabre at McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park rocket tray profile view — photo by Joseph May

North American F-86D Sabre at McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park — photo by Joseph May

North American F-86D Sabre at McChord Air Museum & Heritage Hill Air Park drop tanks have definitive fins — photo by Joseph May

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. 11 August 2015 12:12

    Superb pictures of a wonderful aircraft from an equally wonderful era.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      11 August 2015 13:28

      Thank you. The F-86 is immaculate (the museum has exceptionally high standards) and the lighting that day was beautiful — just could not miss, really.

      • travelforaircraft permalink*
        12 August 2015 11:09

        Thanks — I had fun with such good lighting. I used the 14mm as well as purposely distorted some of the images with my 24-105mm.

  2. shortfinals permalink
    11 August 2015 16:12

    Lovely shots, Joe!

  3. 13 August 2015 13:32

    This is the one museum that got away from me in my time in the PNW. Must get there some day. Great photos!

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      15 August 2015 08:17

      It’s a great visit. Staff are friendly and low key … great picnic area on Heritage Hill with a view.

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