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F-86 airplanes wait on a flight line June 1951. The F-86, the United States Air Force's first swept-wing jet fighter, made its initial flight October 1, 1947. The first production model flew May 20, 1948. On September 15, 1948 an F-86A set a new world speed record of 670.9 miles per hour. Originally designed as a high-altitude day-fighter, it was subsequently redesigned into an all-weather interceptor (F-86D) and a fighter-bomber (F-86H)..Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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F-86 airplanes wait on a flight line June 1951. The F-86, the United States Air Force's first swept-wing jet fighter, made its initial flight October 1, 1947. The first production model flew May 20, 1948. On September 15, 1948 an F-86A set a new world speed record of 670.9 miles per hour. Originally designed as a high-altitude day-fighter, it was subsequently redesigned into an all-weather interceptor (F-86D) and a fighter-bomber (F-86H)..Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP

Filename: 031313USAF-History003.jpg
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Date: 19 Dec 2002
Location: United States of America
Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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