F-86F-30 (China)

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This page is about the Chinese jet fighter F-86F-30 (China). For other uses, see F-86 (Family).
␗F-86F-30
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␗F-86F-30
AB RB SB
8.0 8.3 8.7
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Description

The ␗F-86F-30 Sabre is a rank V Chinese jet fighter with a battle rating of 8.0 (AB), 8.3 (RB), and 8.7 (SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

General info

Flight performance

Air brakes
Allows you to dramatically reduce the flight speed by releasing special flaps
Max speed
at 0 m1 106 km/h
Turn time24 s
Max altitude14 700 m
EngineGeneral Electric J47-GE-27
TypeJet
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight10 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 0 m - sea level)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 1,095 1,089 14700 24.7 25.9 38.8 35.9 750
Upgraded 1,115 1,106 23.6 24.0 56.5 46.7

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear Drogue chute
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
1170 350 590 550 350 ~11 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 850 < 600 < 650 N/A

Engine performance

Engine Aircraft mass
Engine name Number Empty mass Wing loading (full fuel)
General Electric J47-GE-27 1 5,430 kg 239 kg/m2
Engine characteristics Mass with fuel (no weapons load) Max Takeoff
Weight
Weight (each) Type 7m fuel 20m fuel 26m fuel
1,150 kg Axial-flow turbojet 5,787 kg 6,429 kg 6,726 kg 9,530 kg
Maximum engine thrust @ 0 m (RB / SB) Thrust to weight ratio @ 0 m (100%)
Condition 100% WEP 7m fuel 20m fuel 26m fuel MTOW
Stationary 2,626 kgf N/A 0.45 0.41 0.39 0.28
Optimal 2,626 kgf
(0 km/h)
N/A 0.45 0.41 0.39 0.28

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural1 170 km/h
Gear350 km/h
  • 6.35 mm steel - in front of cockpit
  • 12.7 mm steel - behind pilot
  • 38 mm steel - armoured windscreen
  • 20 mm steel pilot's headrest

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB4 000 → 5 403 Sl icon.png
RB9 540 → 12 888 Sl icon.png
SB16 000 → 21 615 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications74 400 Rp icon.png
168 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training110 000 Sl icon.png
Experts370 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 700 Ge icon.png
Research Aces720 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
110 / 250 / 460 % Sl icon.png
196 / 196 / 196 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
5 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Compressor
Research:
5 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods booster.png
New boosters
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
6 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods jet engine.png
Engine
Research:
6 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
Mods g suit.png
G-suit
Research:
8 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
8 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
bmg50_belt_pack
Research:
5 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
11 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods pilon rocket.png
FRC mk.2
Research:
5 600 Rp icon.png
Cost:
13 000 Sl icon.png
300 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
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bmg50_new_gun
Research:
6 200 Rp icon.png
Cost:
14 000 Sl icon.png
330 Ge icon.png
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FLBC mk.1
Research:
8 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
18 000 Sl icon.png
420 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition1 800 rounds
Fire rate1 200 shots/min
Main article: M3 Browning (12.7 mm)

The F-86F-30 (China) is armed with:

  • 6 x 12.7 mm M3 Browning machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 1,800 total)

Suspended armament

Number of setups2
List of setups
Setup 18 x HVAR rockets
8 x HVAR rockets
Setup 22 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bomb

The F-86F-30 (China) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 16 x HVAR rockets
  • 2 x 1,000 lb AN-M65A1 Fin M129 bombs (2,000 lb total)

Usage in battles

While the F-86F-30's acceleration and top speed are lacking compared to its contemporaries, the F-86F-30's slats allow the plane to have an outstanding maneuvrability. That said, one must beware of their speed as pulling high maneuvres at high and max speed can put the plane under great stress which leads to the wings falling apart. The outstanding manoeuvrability comes at the cost of speed. Pulling hard turns will bleed your airspeed. Try to climb up before engaging the enemy to ensure you have enough energy to get out of a sticky situation. Hopefully, there will be a furball underneath you where you would be able to pounce on low-energy fighters with your guns. One advantage the F-86 has over the jets of other nations is the large ammo count of its 6 x 50 cals (1,800) although it would be wise to hit most of your shoots. Try staying above 500 km/h as any slower and you would lose a significant amount of energy in a pro-longed turn.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Clear cockpit view for simulator battle
  • Decent turn time for jet
  • Good acceleration
  • Decent armament 12.7mm M3 with a high rate of fire
  • Can carry bombs or rockets
  • Decent radar

Cons:

  • Easy to rip off the wings with high-speed manoeuvres (realistic and simulator battles)
  • This plane fights against jets with afterburners and missiles
  • Low ammo count equates to only 15-second burst

History

In-game plane details

The F-86F-30 depicted in-game is an F-86F-30-NA model with the serial number 52-4589.

52-4589 was issued to the 4th Fighter Wing towards the last weeks of the Korean War, flown by 1Lt Edwin Scariff from the 334th Fighter Squadron under the name JACKIE'S BOY with tail number "FU-589".[1] In 1954, 52-4589 was given to the Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) renamed as F-86011 "011".[1][2][3] 52-4589 served in the No.17 squadron of the 5th Fighter Group,[3] which transitioned to using the F-86 in January 1955.[4]

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

Related development
  • Canadair Sabre (those Sabres manufactured with the designator "CL")
  • North American F-86D Sabre
  • North American F-100 Super Sabre
  • North American FJ-4 Fury
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thompson 2006, p.95
  2. Rose 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yocum 2017
  4. Li 2019, p.27
Bibliography
  • Baugher, Joseph F. "F-86F in Foreign Service." joebaugher.com, 05 NOV 1999, Website.
  • Li, Jordan. Harder Than Climbing to Heaven: Fighter Aviation in the Republic of China Air Force (1928-1994). California Polytechnic State University, March 2019.
  • Rose, Scott. "North American F-86F Sabre - 52-4305 to 52-5530." Forgotten Jets - A Warbirds Resource Group Site, 2018, Website.
  • Thompson, Warren. F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wing. Osprey Publishing Limited, 2006.
  • Yocum, Eric. "RoCAF F-86 Sabres Database" Yocum USA - Sweet Rose, 2017, Website.


North American Aviation
Fighters  P-51 · P-51A · P-51C-10 · P-51D-5 · P-51D-10 · P-51D-20-NA · P-51D-30 · P-51H-5-NA · F-82E
Attackers  A-36
  PBJ-1H · PBJ-1J
Bombers  B-25J-1 · B-25J-20
Jet Fighters  FJ-4B · FJ-4B VMF-232
  F-86A-5 · F-86F-2 · F-86F-25 · F-86F-35
  F-100D
Export / Licence  ␗B-25J-30 · ▂B-25J-30
  ▄Mustang Mk IA · ␗P-51D-20 · J26 · ␗P-51K
  ␗F-86F-30 · F-86F-30 ▅ · F-86F-40 ▅ · F-86F-40 JASDF▅ · ␗F-86F-40 · ▀F-86K · ▄F-86K (Italy) · ▄F-86K (France)
  ␗F-100A · ▄F-100D
  The North American Aviation allowed Canadair Limited to license-build the F-86 as the CL-13 for use in Canada and to export to Europe.
  The North American Aviation allowed Fiat to license-build the F-86K for the Italian Air Force though another 120 NAA built F-86Ks were also sold to the Italians.
See Also  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries · Canadair Limited · Fiat Aviation

China jet aircraft
Fighters  J-2 · J-4 · Shenyang F-5 · J-6A · J-7II
Strike aircraft  Q-5 early · Q-5A
Bombers  H-5
American  ␗F-84G-21-RE · ␗F-86F-30 · ␗F-86F-40 · ␗F-100A · ␗F-104A · ␗F-104G · ␗F-5A
Soviet  ␗MiG-9 · ␗MiG-9 (l)