F-86K (France)

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▄F-86K
f-86k_late.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
9.0/9.0/9.0BR
1 personCrew
6.4 tEmpty weight
9.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
15 500 mCeiling
sec24.0/24.0/0.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
General Electric J47-GE-17BEngine
JetType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
1 187 km/hStructural
350 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 х 20 mm M24A1 cannonWeapon 1
528 roundsAmmunition
1 500 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х AIM-9B Sidewinder air-to-air missilesSetup 1
Economy
380 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
990 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png15 000 / 19 710/9 140 / 12 009/3 430 / 4 507Repair
280 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
990 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 200 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.14 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the French jet fighter F-86K (France). For other versions, see F-86 (Family).

Description

GarageImage F-86K (France).jpg


The ▄F-86K is a rank VI French jet fighter with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - at sea level)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
1,103 1,097 15 500 27.4 28.3 42.7 37.1 1,000
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - at sea level)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ??? 1,111 15 500  ??.? 27.0  ??.? 56 1,000

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
1 187 350 620 ~8 ~4
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 850 < 600 < 660 N/A
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
0 m 2,105 kgf 4,098 kgf

Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: M24A1 (20 mm)

The F-86K (France) is armed with:

  • 4 x 20 mm M24A1 cannons, nose-mounted (132 rpg = 528 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: AIM-9B

The F-86K (France) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x AIM-9B missiles

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Offensive 20 mm
II New boosters Compressor Airframe AIM-9B
III Wings repair Engine New 20 mm cannons
IV G-suit Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Possesses payload of two air-to-air missiles AIM-9B Sidewinder
  • Afterburner
  • 20 mm cannon armament

Cons:

  • Maximum speed is subsonic

History

In March 1949, the North American company launched the development of a new jet interceptor, based on the existing F-86 Sabre, as part of a private venture. The new design was the first interceptor developed to be operated by a single crew member and utilized unguided rockets in combination with a complex fire control system, rather than conventional guns, in order to destroy its target. Already by April, the project had received official endorsement from high-ranking military officials and development of a production version began in parallel.

While a production contract was signed in October, the first prototype, designated YF-95, conducted its maiden flight in December 1949. In the early ‘50s, Soviet nuclear testing and the subsequent start of the Korean conflict led to an accelerated development of the YF-95. Despite this, problems during development caused production to be delayed, resulting in the aircraft reaching its first units only in March 1951. During the delay however, the designation of the aircraft changed to F-86D and it received its unofficial nickname “Sabre Dog”.

In January 1953, North American was approached by an offer from the Italian military to develop a twin-seater version of the F-86D armed with cannons. As the cost and necessary redesign work turned out to be too great, an agreement was made to produce the aircraft in its original design, but with cannon armament and a simplified fire control system instead. This new export version of the Sabre Dog received the new designation of F-86K.

Initially, the F-86K was produced exclusively in the U.S., but would later also be manufactured under licence by the Italian Fiat company. The F-86 entered service in 1955 and apart from the Italian Air Force, the F-86K also served with many other operators worldwide including France, West Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Honduras, Venezuela. Around 340 F-86Ks were produced out of over 2,800 Sabre Dogs built in total. Most of the F-86Ks would be decommissioned by the late ‘60s, while some even went on to serve into the ‘70s.

- From Devblog

Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


France jet aircraft
Fighters  ▄F-84G-26-RE · M.D.450B Ouragan · M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.452 Mystere IIA · M.D.452 Mystere IIC pre-production
Bombers  S.O.4050 Vautour IIB · S.O.4050 Vautour IIA · Vautour IIA IDF/AF