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XP11.55 - Jack439's F-86E-6 Sabre - 18159 410 Sqdn RCAF

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Morning fellow Sabre Jet lovers.

I would like to thank at this the likes of Jack439, Mtosi, Pedrovl & Warbirdnut31 for this aircraft.

Here is another livery for this beautiful bird. This particular one, I found on the internet & thought it to be quite interesting.

Plane was actually a Canadair CL-13 Mk.5 Sabre operated by the RCAF and was assigned to the 410 Sqdn. stationed at the 
RAF Station North Luffenham, England back in Dec. 1952.

410 Tactical Fighter Operational Training Squadron (French: 410e Escadron d'entraînement opérationnel à l'appui tactique), nicknamed the "Cougars", is a Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft squadron currently located at Canada's primary training base for the CF-18 (Canadian Forces version of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet), at Cold Lake, Alberta. The squadron was formed during the Second World War as an RCAF squadron under the Royal Air Force (RAF), at RAF Ayr, near Prestwick, in Scotland.

Between 1946 & 1964 No. 410 Squadron was reactivated on 1 December 1946 as an Air Defence squadron flying de Havilland Vampire F.3 aircraft, and was re-formed from a defence role into that of a fighter role at St Hubert (Montreal), Quebec on 1 December 1948.[3][10] From May 1949 to August 1951, the Blue Devils aerobatics team formed, to demonstrate the abilities of the new Vampire aircraft at formation flying. The squadron later converted to Canadair Sabres and was deployed to Europe, flying from RCAF Station North Luffenham in the UK, and then at RCAF Station Marville (No. 1 (Fighter) Wing) in France. The squadron had been the first regular force fighter unit to fly the Vampire aircraft and was the first to fly the Sabre and the first to join No. 1 (Fighter) Wing of No. 1 Air Division Europe.

Enough of the history lesson. Let's fly this bird.

Enjoy, keep her aloft & stick that landing because if you can get her up..and then down in one piece, you potentionly are a pilot.

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