USAF Aircraft F – 86 Sabre General Electric Jet Engine Blade Vane Stage
9.2cm Length Approx.
The General Electric J47 turbojet (GE company designation TG-190) was developed by General Electric in conjunction with Metropolitan Vickers of the UK who had already developed a 9 stage axial flow compressor engine and licensed the design to Allison in 1944 for the earlier J35 engine, and first flew in May 1948. The J47 was the first axial-flow turbojet approved for commercial use in the United States. It was used in many types of aircraft and more than 30,000 were manufactured before production ceased in 1956. It saw continued service in the US military until 1978.
The North American F-86 Sabre, sometimes called the Sabrejet, was a transonic jet fighter aircraft. Produced by North American Aviation, the Sabre is best known as the United States’ first swept wing fighter which could counter the similarly-winged Soviet MiG-15 in high-speed dogfights over the skies of the Korean War (1950–1953). Considered one of the best and most important fighter aircraft in that war, the F-86 is also rated highly in comparison with fighters of other eras. Although it was developed in the late 1940s and was outdated by the end of the ’50s, the Sabre proved versatile and adaptable, and continued as a front-line fighter in numerous air forces until the last active operational examples were retired by the Bolivian Air Force in 1994.**
A great memento or gift for the aviation enthusiast.
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