"MiG Alley"
North American F-86E Sabre

Design of both the F-86 Sabre and the MiG-15 was made possible by Nazi swept wing research. Both were developed at the same time and were just supersonic in a dive. Together they introduced in Korea the first jet versus jet air battles in history.

In its initial form, the F-86A was a even match for the Soviet flown MiG's, the improved Sabres, such as the F-86E, soon dominated when the MiG's were flown by less experienced Chinese pilots.

Pictured in this painting is Elenore 'E', an F-86E flown by Major William Whisner, and ace of the 25th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing.