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บ.ข๑     BKh-17     North American F-86F Sabre
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History

 

Geschichte

1960 rüstete die 13 Staffel der 1. Wing in Don Müang auf die ersten F-86F Sabre um. Zuvor hatte die Staffel die Grumman Bearcat und North American AT-6 Texan geflogen. 1961 folgte die Schwesterstaffel Nr. 12 die von der Republic F-84G Thunderjet auf die Sabre umschulte. Die 1. Wing war damit die Jetwing innerhalb der RTAF, da die 11 Staffel mit der Lockheed T-33A ausgerüstet war. 1966 gaben beide Staffeln die Sabre an die 43 Staffel in Thakli ab. Obwohl die RTAF über 50 Sabre erworben hatte, zumeist Occasionsmaschinen aus Spanien oder von  der USAF, hatte sie nie mehr als 25 Maschinen im aktiven Dienst.

Die 43 Staffel flog die Sabre bis 1972. Die Aufgabe der Sabre war die Luftverteidigung und der Schutz der US Flugzeuge im Thailändischen Luftraum. In dieser Aufgabe wurden die Sabre auch durch die "Avon" Sabre der 75 Sqn (RAAF) aus Ubon unterstützt.
Die Sabre der 43 Staffel waren zu diesem Zweck mit der AIM-9 Sidewinder ausgerüstet.

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12 Staffel 1 Geschwader

 
  12. Sqn. 1st Wing 12. Sqn. 1st Wing 13. Sqn. 1st Wing
 
  43. Sqn 4th Wing 43. Sqn 4th Wing 43. Sqn 4th Wing
 
  43. Sqn 4th Wing 43. Sqn 4th Wing 43. Sqn 4th Wing
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F-86F BKh17-21/04 USAF (Serial 52-4482) as 1211 (Photo from  Phakphum Tangkijjarak)

F-86F BKh17-23/04 (USAF Serial 52-4964)  as 1213 F-86F BKh.17-30/04 (USAF Serial 52-5015) as 1225 F-86F BKh17-29/04 (USAF Serial 52-5002) as 1224 later it became 4323

F-86F BKh17-37/04 (USAF Serial 52-5047) as 1242

Take over of the first F-86F Sabre from the RTAF in the spring of 1961. The 13th Sqn was the first operator of the sabre followed shortly by the 12th Sqn.  F-86F BKh17-1/04 (USAF Serial 52-4694) as 1322 F-86F BKh.17-6/04 (USAF Serial 52-5019) as 1335 F-86F BKh.17-3/04 (USAF Serial 52-4942) as 1334

F-86F BKh.17-9/04 (USAF Serial 52-5037) as 1311  

F-86F BKh.17-44/06 (USAF Serial 51-13234) as 1326 was taken over from Spain.

F-86F BKh.17-3/04 (USAF Serial 52-4942) as 1334 F-86F BKh17-41/06 (USAF Serial 51-13211) as 4314 and BKh17-21/04 (USAF Serial 52-4482) as 4311 in Front of the Aerobatic Team of the RTAF
F-86F BKh.17-3/04 (USAF 52-4942) as 1334

F-86F BKh17-18/04 (USAF Serial 52-5112) 1343

F-86F BKh.17-2/04 (USAF Serial 52-4941) as 1313 preserved as Gate Guard at RTAFB Korat

Preserved F-86F BKh.17-7/04 (USAF Serial 52-5022) as 1315 at RTAF Academy, Don Muang
   
Lineup of six F-86F F-86F BKh17-5/04 F-86F BKh17-3/04 (Picture courtesy Paul van den Elsaker)  
F-86F Kh17-21/04 as 4311 (Photo courtesy of G. V. Meiner) F-86F  BKh17-5/04 (USAF Serial 52-5000) as 4351 (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) F-86F BKh17-21/04 (USAF Serial 52-4482) as 4311 (Photo Koku Fan) F-86F BKh17-27/04 (USAF Serial 52-4985) as 4322 BKh17-36/04 (USAF Serial 52-5044) and 4335  F-86F BKh17-21/04 (USAF Serial 52-4482) as 4311 and BKh17-34/04 (USAF Serial  52-5030) as 4334
F-86F BKh17-10/04 (USAF Serial) 52-5060 as 4322 (Photo from  Peter Weinert) F-86F of 43 Sqn. (Photo collection of Phakphum Tangkijjarak) F-86F BKh17-41/06 (USAF Serial 51-13211) as 4314    
F-86F BKh17-41/06 (USAF Serial 51-13211) as 4314 and BKh17-21/04 (USAF Serial 52-4482) as 4311 in Front of the Aerobatic Team of the RTAF F-86F BKh17-51/06 (USAF Serial 51-13331) as 4316 (Photo Koku Fan)

F-86F BKh17-46/06 (USAF Serial 51-13288) as 4332

F-86F BKh.17-53/06 52-5032 displayed at Chiang Mai as 4111,
 
North American F-86F Sabre BKh17-40/04 (52-5085) as 4315 at Saraburi Aero Park (Photo  courtesy Dean Milner) North American F-86F Sabre BKh17-40/04 (52-5085) as 4315 at Saraburi Aero Park (Photo  courtesy Dean Milner) North American F-86F Sabre BKh17-40/04 (52-5085) as 4315 at Saraburi Aero Park (Photo  courtesy Dean Milner)    
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Serial, North American F-86F Sabre
Typ Thai Serial s/n Buzz Sqn / Wing Base Delivered Withdrawn Remarks
F-86F -- 51-2907 12907 Test RTAFB Don Muang 1960 ? -
F-86F BKh17-1/04 52-4694 (191-390) 1322 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 30.10.1960 24. 6. 1970 -
F-86F BKh17-2/04 52-4941 (191-637) 1313 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 30.10.1960 19.6.1968 preserved at Korat
F-86F BKh17-3/04 52-4942 (191-638) 1334' 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 29.10.1960 27.11.1962 -
F-86F BKh17-4/04 52-4957 (191-653) 1341 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 20.10.1960 1961 -
F-86F BKh17-5/04 52-5000 (191-696) 1345 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 20.10.1960 10.4.1969 -
F-86F BKh17-6/04 52-5019 (191-715) 1335 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 20.10.1960 1.7.1965 -
F-86F BKh17-7/04 52-5022 (191-718) 1315 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 27.10.1960 25.7.1966 preserved at RTAF Academy, Don Muang
F-86F BKh17-8/04 52-5033 (191-729) 4343 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 20.10.1960 27.5.1972 Ex. 1312 of 13 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-9/04 52-5037 (191-733) 1311 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 20.10.1960 27.11.1962 -
F-86F BKh17-10/04 52-5060 (191-756) 1314 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 20.10.1960 20.7.1966 preserved in RTAF Museum coded '4322' 
F-86F BKh17-11/04 52-5070 (191-766) 1323 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 20.10.1960 16.2.1964 -
F-86F BKh17-12/04 52-5072 (191-768) 1342 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 20.10.1960 22.2.1967 -
F-86F BKh17-13/04 52-5074 (191-770) 1333 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 20.10.1960 3. 1964 -
F-86F BKh17-14/04 52-5076 (191-772) 1344 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 20.10.1960 4.3.1965 -
F-86F BKh17-15/04 52-5085 (191-781) 4315 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 20.10.1960 11. 7.1972 Ex. 1332 of 13 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-16/04 52-5093 (191-789) 1325 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 20.10.1960 20.7.1966 -
F-86F BKh17-17/04 52-5095 (191-791) 1324 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 30.10.1960 2.1.1964 -
F-86F BKh17-18/04 52-5112 (191-808) 4334 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 20.10.1960 14.7.1972 Ex. 1343 of 13 Sqn. preserved at Don Muang 
F-86F BKh17-19/04 52-5134 (191-830) 1331 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 20.10.1960 4.3.1968 -
F-86F BKh17-20/04 52-5153 (191-849) 4312 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 20.10.1960 14.7.1972 Ex. 1321 of 13 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-21/04 52-4482 (191-178) 4311 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 21. 8.1961 26.9.1972 Ex. 1211 of 12 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-22/04 52-4960 (191-656) 1212 12 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 21. 8.1961 26.6.1963 -
F-86F BKh17-23/04 52-4964 (191-660) 1213 12 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 21. 8.1961 11.7.1962 -
F-86F BKh17-24/04 52-4965 (191-661) 1214 12 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 21. 8.1961 4.3.1968 -
F-86F BKh17-25/04 52-4970 (191-668) 1215 12 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 21. 8.1961 20.1.1972 -
F-86F BKh17-26/04 52-4972 (191-670) 4321 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 21. 8.1961 26.9.1972 Ex. 1222 of 12 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-27/04 52-4985 (191-681) 4322 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 21. 8.1961 4.3.1968 Ex. 1222 of 12 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-28/04 52-4996 (191-692) 1223 12 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 21. 8.1961 15.11.1962 -
F-86F BKh17-29/04 52-5002 (191-698) 4323 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 21. 8.1961 3.2.1970 Ex. 1224 of 12 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-30/04 52-5015 (191-711) 1225 12 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 21. 8.1961 14.7.1972 -
F-86F BKh17-31/04 52-5017 (191-713) 4331 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 21. 8.1961 16.2.1967 Ex. 1231 of 12 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-32/04 52-5018 (191-714) 4332 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 21. 8.1961 14.7.1972 Ex. 1232 of 12 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-33/04 52-5027 (191-723) 1233 12 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 21. 8.1961 1965 -
F-86F BKh17-34/04 52-5030 (191-726) 4334 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 21. 8.1961 1963 Ex. 1234 of 12 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-35/04 52-5038 (191-734) 1235 12 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 21. 8.1961 3.2.1970 -
F-86F BKh17-36/04 52-5044 (191-740) 4335 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 21. 8.1961 26.5.1972 Ex. 1241 of 12 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-37/04 52-5047 (191-743) 4335 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 21. 8.1961 14.7.1972 Ex. 1242 of 12 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-38/04 52-5079 (191-775) 4342 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 21. 8.1961 14.7.1972 Ex. 1243 of 12 Sqn.
F-86F BKh17-39/04 52-5080 (191-776) 1244 12 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 21. 8.1961 21.1.1963 -
F-86F BKh17-40/04 52-5082 (191-778) 1245 12 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 21. 8.1961 24.11.1965 -
F-86F BKh17-41/06 51-13211 (176-142) 4314 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 7.2.1963 11.7.1972 Ex. 1314 of 13 Sqn. (Ex Spanish AF)
F-86F BKh17-42/06 51-13220 (176-1519 1311 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 7.2.1963 25.7.1966 (Ex Spanish AF)
F-86F BKh17-43/06 51-13232 (176-163) 4321 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 7.2.1963 14.7.1966 Ex. 1316 of 13 Sqn. (Ex Spanish AF)
F-86F BKh17-44/06 51-13234 (176-165) 1326 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 7.2.1963 23.3.1971 (Ex Spanish AF)
F-86F BKh17-45/06 51-13245 (176-176) ? 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 7.2.1963 30.6.1966 (Ex Spanish AF)
F-86F BKh17-46/06 51-13288 (176-219) 4332 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 7.2.1963 17.6.1966 (Ex Spanish AF)
F-86F BKh17-47/06 51-13293 (176-224) 4333 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 7.2.1963 12.6.1972 Ex. 1336 of 13 Sqn. (Ex Spanish AF)
F-86F BKh17-48/06 51-13301 (176-232) ? 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 7.2.1963 2.1.1964 (Ex Spanish AF)
F-86F BKh17-49/06 51-13312 (176-243) 1341 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 7.2.1963 19.5.1971 (Ex Spanish AF)
F-86F BKh17-50/06 51-13328 (176-259) 1346 13 Sqn. 1. Wing RTAFB Don Muang 7.2.1963 1.7.1965 (Ex Spanish AF)
F-86F BKh17-51/06 51-13331 (176-262) 4316 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 14.10.1963 17.6.1968 -
F-86F BKh17-52/06 52-4349 (191-45) 4336 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 14.10.1963 17.6.1968 -
F-86F BKh17-53/06 52-5032 (191-728) 4345 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 14.10.1963 14.7.1972 -
F-86F BKh17-54/06 52-5039 (191-735) ? 43 Sqn. 4. Wing RTAFB Thakli 14.10.1963 26.4.1965 -
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Specifications

F-86F Sabre

Wingspan

Spannweite

11.3 m

Length

Länge

11.4 m

Height

Höhe

4.5 m

Wing area

Flügelfläche

29.11 m²

Engine

Motor

1× General Electric J47-GE-27 turbojet, 
26.3 kN

Maximum speed

Höchstgeschwindigkeit

1,091 km/h

Empty weight

Leergewicht

5,046 kg

Loaded weight

Startgewicht

6,894 kg

Climb Rate

Steigrate

41 m/s

Service ceiling

Gipfelhöhe

15,100 m

Range

Reichweite

2,454 km

Armament

Bewaffnung

6 × 12.7 mm machine guns
2,400 kg of Bombes
Capacity Zuladung 1 Pilot
                   

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