North American F-86 Sabre

North American F-86 Sabre
F-86A s/n 49-1148
10 MAR 52
5 miles southwest of Patten ME

North American F-86A Sabre Crash Site North American F-86A Sabre Crash Site
Piece of fuselage skin from cockpit area 70 yards from crater. Main landing gear wheel.
North American F-86A Sabre Crash Site North American F-86A Sabre Crash Site
Section of starboard outboard wing near crater. Port drop tank driven into ground near crater.
North American F-86A Sabre Crash Site North American F-86A Sabre Crash Site
Port wing. (Aircraft hit at 70%+ angle at or near limiting mach, starboard wing down, port wing snapped off and whipped into ground here) Rudder with the 74th FIS colors and white star.
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Starboard drop tank in bottom of crater. Engine.
North American F-86A Sabre Crash Site North American F-86A Sabre Crash Site
MAHS memorial. The crater, blown into solid ledge, runs from right to top center, just behind the cross. Leading edge slat in foreground. Memorial close up.

 

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