North American F-86F Sabre "AH-A"
Flyhistorisk Museum Sola on June 9, 2017. Royal Norwegian Air Force North American F-86F-35-NA Sabre "AH-A" (cn USAF 53-1082/202-11). This aircraft first served with USAF 492nd Fighter Bomber Squadron/48th Fighter Bomber Wing at Chaumont AB in France. It was transferred to Rygge AB in Norway under the Military Assistance Program (MAP) on April 19, 1957. Here it only flew for 1 hour and 5 minutes with 332 Squadron at Rygge, before being withdrawn from use. The reason was that Norwegian service personell suddenly discovered that the fuselage was twisted after some irregular flying with excessive G-loads, while in USAF-service. The grounded plane was used as an instructional airframe at Luftforsvarets Skolesenter (The Air Force Technical School Center) at Kjevik AB. It was moved to Bergen in 1970 for a defence-exhibition and later stored at nearby Flesland AB. "AH-A" was at last transferred to Flyhistorisk Museum Sola in 1993. Note that the RNoAF-markings are not original and not complete on this aircraft.