The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record

The F-86 Sabre sets the world aircraft speed record

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The F-86A set its first official world speed record of 671 miles per hour at Muroc Dry Lake flown by Major Richard L. Johnson, USAF. Five years later, Jacqueline Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier, flying a "one-off" Canadian-built F-86 Sabre Mk 3, alongside Chuck Yeager.

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