f 86 sabre


After the Korean crisis, over 100 F-86Fs were given to Japanese Self Defence Force by the United States. After a while, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry started manufacturing F-86F under license, and finally three hundred Sabres were completed in Japan. At  its peak, all the Japanese Islands were covered with seven F-86F fighter groupes. The Blue Impulse have been flying on F-86F from 1960 to 1980.