F-86K (Italy)

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▄F-86K
AB RB SB
9.0 9.3 9.3
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This page is about the jet fighter F-86K (Italy). For the French version, see F-86K (France). For other versions, see F-86 (Family).

Description

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The ▄F-86K is a rank VI Italian jet fighter with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB) and 9.3 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".

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 15500 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
 ???  ??? 15500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 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
+ -
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

Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: M24A1 (20 mm)

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

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

Suspended armament

Main article: AIM-9B

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

  • Without load
  • 2 x AIM-9B missiles

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the aircraft, the features of using aircraft in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Modules

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good top speed
  • Great firepower of four 20 mm cannons
  • Good high-speed manoeuvrability
  • Access to Sidewinder missiles

Cons:

  • Not as manoeuvrable as earlier-model Sabres (F-86A/F)
  • Missile lock can be broken with a high-G manoeuvre

History

The F86K is the NATO variant of the F86D. Many foreign countries wanted a high altitude interceptor. This need was created by the Soviet bomber threat many Western countries feared of. The U.S. felt the F86D would be the perfect candidate for NATO countries, however they didn't give the F86D away. This was due to sensitive material the F86D possessed, especially the fire control system. Not only was the fire control system sensitive info, it was also unreliable and the U.S. did not want to give unreliable equipment to other NATO countries. So the U.S. came up with the F86K, an almost exact copy of the F86D other than a improvised fire control and a slightly longer nose. After the F86K was designed, production started with NAA (North American Arms) making around a hundred F86K's. These were shipped to NATO countries and Italy, but the U.S. also sent sets of parts to Italy around 1956. Fiat took these sets, and assembled their own F86K's. Some of the Fiat assembled F86K's were shipped to France or other NATO countries. Italy continued to use F86K's up until they started to slowly get rid of them starting 1964 to make space for the F-104 Starfighter. The last Italian F86K was decommissioned in 1973.

Media

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

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

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

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


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