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Sabre, CL-13/F-86, Mark V

sabre 15 [table id=76 /]
(photos courtesy of the Department of National Defense)

Tail #:  23257
Dimensions:  11.57m Length: 11.43m, Height: 4.50m
Max Weight:  6 644 kg
Max Speed:  973 km/h
Crew:  1 pilot in ejection seat
Role:  Fighter
In service:  1948-1958
with the museum since

The museum’s Sabre served 439 ‘Tiger’ Squadron at various RCAF bases in Europe. After its retirement in 1967, it was mounted as a gate guard for the Air Maintenance and Development Unit at CFB Trenton. It is currently painted in the colours of the ‘Golden Hawks,’ an aerobatic team that flew Sabres from 1959-1964.

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