North American F-86 Sabre

In the early days of the Korean War, the Soviet-built MiG-15 outclassed all UN-based aircraft, ruling the skies.  When the North American F-86 Sabre arrived in December 1950, it leveled the playing field considerably.  Of the 41 American pilots who earned the ace designation during the war, 40 of them flew F-86 variants.  This specimen, an F-86A, resides at the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles, VA, and wears the livery of the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing.

No HDR this time, just a black and white conversion followed by a copper-and-blue split toning effect in PS7, and some detail enhancement in Topaz Adjust 5.


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