The North American F-86F Sabre was the most capable western fighter of the early- to mid-1950s. This swept wing, single engine jet was the most important western aircraft of the Korean War and often tangled with Russian-made MiG-15s over the infamous “MiG Alley”. It was a hard struggle not only for the Korean sky, but also between two excellent aircraft builders of the East and West. In addition to its primary role as an air-to-air fighter, the Sabre could also carry bombs and air-to-ground rockets to attack ground targets.
The Belsimtek simulation of the Sabre is by far the most authentic recreation of this famous warbird to date. Feel what is to fly the Sabre with a professional level flight model, an interactive cockpit, fully functional weapons, a detailed damage model and a richly detailed aircraft. Experience the strengths and weaknesses of the Sabre in combat and find out why seasoned fighter pilots often look back at the Sabre as the most enjoyable aircraft they ever flew.
As part of DCS World, fly the F-86F Sabre in a fully realized combat environment with working weapon systems and capable air and ground threats.
Fuel in the aircraft is kept in four tanks. Two fuel tanks are in the fuselage and one fuel tank is inside each half-wing. In order to increase the fuel load, external fuel tanks may be installed on the wings: two tanks under each half-wing. Fuel tank pylons located closer to the fuselage have a capacity of 450 liters (120 gallons). The tanks with a capacity of 750 liters (200 gallons) are mounted on special pylons located further from the fuselage.
The DCS: F-86F is equipped with both DC and AC electrical systems.
Direct-Current (DC) power supplies:
Alternating-Current (AC) is provided by a single-phase (115V, 400Hz) and two three-phase (36V, 400Hz) inverters.
DCS: F-86F Sabre has three separate hydraulic systems of constant pressure: utility hydraulic system, flight control normal hydraulic system, and flight control alternate hydraulic system.
The utility hydraulic system is completely independent of two boost systems. Moreover, it has a hydraulic accumulator for emergency extension of the nose landing gear.
The utility hydraulic system provides:
There are two independent boost hydraulic systems: normal hydraulic system and alternate hydraulic system are installed in the F-86F flight control system.
The boost hydraulic systems are intended to control ailerons, horizontal tail and elevator (they transfer the governing input from the control stick to actuation hydraulic drives).
The DCS: F-86F control system has a number of unique features:
Thus, any aerodynamic loads are not tranferred to the control stick. However the pilot still feels input forces on the control stick. This is achieved by introducing roll and pitch feel spring mechanisms into the aircraft control system.