HISTORIC AVIATION QUIZ: F-86 'SABRE DOG'

Question 1 of 10

Developed from North American’s pioneering F-86 Sabre, what was the F-86D initially designated?

North American F-86 Sabre II
North American F-X
North American YF-95
North American Next Generation

Question 2 of 10

On what date did the prototype of what became the F-86D take to the skies?

Historic Quiz - November 17, 2022

December 22, 1949
December 1, 1960
December 25, 1951
December 31, 1947

Question 3 of 10

As well as North American, which other aviation giant was licensed to build the ‘Sabre Dog’?

Boeing
FIAT
Hawker Siddeley
Consolidated

Question 4 of 10

How many nations operated the ‘Sabre Dog’?

Historic Quiz - November 17, 2022

45
2
16
37

Question 5 of 10

As well as being the first United States Air Force all-weather interceptor operated by a single pilot, the ‘Sabre Dog’ was also the first…

US jet to boast an all-rocket armament?
US jet to utilise JATO, or jet-assisted take-off?
US jet to overfly the famous Kill Devil Hills used by the Wright Brother’s in 1903?
US jet to operate from an aircraft carrier without the assistance of a c

Question 6 of 10

With production running from 1950 to 1953, how many examples of the ‘Sabre Dog’ – across all variants – were built?

Historic Quiz - November 17, 2022

3,210
1,725
989
2,847

Question 7 of 10

What radar did the ‘Sabre Dog’ carry in the type’s distinctive radome located above the jet’s nose mounted intake?

Historic Quiz - November 17, 2022

AN/APG-36/37 all-weather radar
AN/APG-1 airborne Intercept radar
AN/APG-5C gun-laying range-finder radar
AN/APG-13 ‘Falcon’ gun-laying range-finder radar

Question 8 of 10

What was the type’s reported maximum speed?

761mph
812mph
699mph
899mph

Question 9 of 10

In what year did the United States Air Force phase the ‘Sabre Dog’ out of service?

Historic Quiz - November 17, 2022

1961
1953
1980
1964

Question 10 of 10

What was the designation given to the version of the F-86D used by several NATO nations – including Germany, France, and Denmark?

F-86E
F-86K
F-86NATO
F-86 (Foreign)

You got correct!

0 > 25%, must try harder!

You got correct!

26% > 50%, good work, but room for improvement...

You got correct!

 51% > 75%, getting there!

You got correct!

76% > 100%, top drawer - home for tea and medals!