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F-86D S/N 51-6168

 

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You have a good start on this project. 

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Στις 2 Σεπτεμβρίου 1953 ο Σμήναρχος J. Stanley Holtoner, Διοικητής του Κέντρου Πτητικών Δοκιμών της USAF στην Αεροπορική Βάση Edwards, πετώντας το F-86D51-6168 σε διαδρομή 100 χιλιομέτρων με ταχύτητα 1.110,75 χιλιομέτρων/ώρα (690,188 μίλια/ώρα) έθεσε νέο παγκόσμιο ρεκόρ ταχύτητας, αναγνωρισμένο από τη Διεθνή Αεροναυτική Ομοσπονδία (Federation Aeronautique Internationale–FAI).  Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και φωτογραφίες https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/tag/51-6168/.

 

2 September 1953: Colonel J. Stanley Holtoner, U.S. Air Force, flew a production North American Aviation F-86D-35-NA Sabre, serial number 51-6168, to a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Speed Record over a 100 kilometer course at Vandalia, Ohio, averaging 1,110.75 kilometers per hour (690.188 miles per hour).¹ Colonel Holtoner was the commanding officer of the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California. He was awarded the Thompson Trophy.

 

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The wreck is the 51-6168 retired in Agrinio airport (Greece) in service until 1967 in Hellenic Air Force

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Another ex-406th FIW, USAF machine. It flew with 512th FIS. Close-up of its tail markings: slanted Greek fin flash is noteworthy.

 

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Kalimera Nikos! Great choice (I look forward to seeing your build).

 

Regards

 

Derek

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Very nice and interesting!

Great how the initial markings survive!

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  • 1 month later...

Thank you guys

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Thank you DerekB

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That's coming along very nicely!

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Thank you SAT69

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  • 5 weeks later...

FINISHED. More fotos with finished model AND A VIDEO in READY FOR INSPECTION

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