Aviation Photo #1389082 North American F-86L Sabre - USA - Air Force

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This photo is of a F-86L part of the Texas Air National Guard in 1960 at NAS Dallas. The Guard commander took me over to the flight line in his staff car when I mentioned to him I wanted to build a scale model of the F-86D. This is the plane he let me photograph and sit in the cockpit, turned on the master and let me move the stick around and hear the power boosted controls. For a 16-year-old kid who loves airplanes, it doesn’t any better than that. First photo for the database. Brownie Starflex Camera
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    Darrell Crosby
    USA - Air Force
    North American F-86L Sabre
    North American F-86 Sabre
    North American F-86 Sabre
    North American
    201-431
    53-0987
    Dallas - NAS / Hensley Field
    Texas
    USA
    July 1960
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Comments (16)

Anonymous
8 years ago
Incredible photo! It is so crisp for an old photo!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Boy does this bring back memories of the 1950's and 60's. So glad you were able to get that close to photograph such a great bird
Anonymous
7 years ago
Outstanding photo I love the Saber Dog.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Man I love this shoot! You just don't these any more and great documentation of Texas ANG markings.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The brilliance of this 49-year-old photo is outstanding!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great photo I love the color,
Anonymous
6 years ago
Details appearing in photo.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice old-time photo!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great story and for the era agreat aircraft. well done digitizing the image from original Brownie.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Magnificent.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I bet you still remember what the plane smelled like, and how rough a metal beast like that can appear when you get up close to it. Magic!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice photo. Reading your remark I remember my childhood on the other side of iron curtain when I also visited a military aifield and I found my self feeling same way. It doesn’t any better than that.
Anonymous
4 years ago
Through a simple act of kindness, a lifelong love of aviation is born. You have a nice photo as proof! Pay it forward everyone.
Anonymous
2 years ago
A very nice photo, and a fantastic story. Doing the right thing, going the extra mile, paying it forward - whatever you call it, it always, always pays dividends for all involved. And now it pays dividends for all of us who were nowhere near there that day! Thank You for sharing!!! :)
Anonymous
1 year ago
Did you nkow the us army used the f86l saber as target drone

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