The North American F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the Sabrejet) was a transonic jet fighter aircraft. Produced by North American Aviation, the Sabre is best known as America's first swept wing fighter which could counter the similarly winged Soviet MiG-15 in high-speed dogfights over the skies of the Korean War. Considered one of the best and most important fighter aircraft in the Korean War, the F-86 is also rated highly in comparison with fighters of other eras. Although it was developed in the late 1940s and was outdated by the end of the 1950s, the Sabre proved versatile and adaptable, and continued as a front-line fighter in numerous air forces until the last active operational examples were retired by the Bolivian Air Force in 1994.When I was stationed at Kunsan from 1978 to 1982 the Koreans were still flying the F-86. A cool little jet. (I say little because I've seen one parked next to an F-4!)
Anyway, VX gave me the idea for this post. This is for him and all the other men and women who have strapped on a fighter aircraft and "slipped the surly bonds".
Unfortunately that video was removed from YouTube. But here's a link to the song.