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.
The F-86, produced by the North American Aviation, is undoubtedly one of the most famous aircraft of the second half of the 20th century. It is not only famous for its outstanding performance, but also its wide use in various armed conflicts. The successful use of the aircraft during the Korean War, where the Sabre got nicknamed the MiG Killer, made the aircraft a commercial success. The F-86 was supplied to more than 30 countries and was in operational service up to the early 1970's. The F-86 won more than 900 victories in dogfights. No other jet-propelled aircraft has ever achieved that. In addition to its role as an air-to-air fighter, the Sabre was also used as a strike aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft, target aircraft, as well as a platform for testing systems and weapons. Its modifications are as follows: XF-86, YF-86A, F-86A, DF-86A, RF-86A, F-86B, F-86C, YF-86D, F-86D/L, F-86E, F-86E(M), QF-86E, F-86F, QF-86F, RF -86F, TF -86 F, YF-86H, F-86H, QF-86H. More than 9,800 Sabres were produced (of all the modifications). Follow-on updates and the perfecting of its armaments and avionics continued throughout the aircraft production period; for this reason, within the framework of one modification there are several various series. In this simulation we have modeled the F-86F modification of series 35, which is one of the latest series of the "F" modifications.
The cockpit of the F-86F series 35 was implemented with the maximum possible level of precision. The instruments, instrument panels, aircraft systems control panels, and controls were designed using high resolution textures and animations. The pilot's camera in the Sabre virtual cockpit has six degrees of freedom, which makes a player feel like they are in the real cockpit. The cockpit also supports Oculus VR.
To simplify the mastering of the virtual cockpit, all the elements are equipped with cues appearing when you pass the mouse over them.
The 3D Sabre model is implemented to the same high quality standards and best traditions of our designers; it is highly detailed using multitexture maps, normal maps, and specular maps, all the control surfaces are accurately animated.
Our F-86F model is the virtual copy of this famous aircraft in the truest sense of the word. The external model and the cockpit have been scrupulously simulated. As with all of our products, a very detailed simulation of the engine and flight dynamics is also included. This allows us to attain a very close correspondence between the operational and physical characteristics and all the peculiarities of F-86F Sabre flight behaviour. Employment of all the weapon systems (machine guns, rockets, bombs) is possible during various combat missions.