The North American F-86 Sabre is a famous North American transonic fighter craft; it was America's first swept-wing fighter to counter the deadly MiG-15, and fought in some of the earliest jet-to-jet battles in history. Its most notable contribution was in the Korean War, where it proved to be a valuable asset. Even beyond it growing obsolete, it proved an incredibly versatile craft, surviving up to 1994 in certain countries like Bolivia. The F-86L is an alternate version of the F-86D, with new electronics, altered wings, a revised cockpit, and an upgraded engine. This aircraft only appears in Airforce Delta Strike, where it is usable by Jamie Jones, should he make the decision to use it.
The F-86 is a simple looking jet; a single-engine setup with a holed nose air intake, two moderately long swept wings, and a single vertical stabilizer punctuated by air intakes. It can fire rockets out of a small hatch under the air intake.
Jamie's only craft that can use homing weapons... And it's odd. It's a special weapon of all things, meaning it must be purchased. Outside of that, the rocket weapon is another awkward "burst fire" type weapon, meaning it's fairly confusing to aim properly. Not only that, but it's Jamie's least maneuverable fighter out of all of them. So, it's unique for being a jet plane that Jamie can use... But sadly, it's fairly lacking regardless. The Missile is a pretty good special weapon, however; it has the same maneuverability and tracking as the HM-AAM, combined with the same spammable fire rate. It also has the added benefit of locking onto ground targets.
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Anti Air Attack: Medium-low
Defense: Low (1700 HP)
Anti Ground Attack: Very low
- This is the only jet fighter in Jamie's arsenal.
- This is the only aircraft in Jamie's arsenal that can use homing weapons.
- This is the only aircraft to have standard missiles as a special weapon.
- This is the only aircraft in Jamie's arsenal that lacks machine guns.
- Although this plane is unlocked for free, its price would technically be 120,000 credits due to how repair prices for planes are calculated (50% of the plane's price to purchase, hundred-digit numbers rounded up).