Introduction of the Sabre Aircraft

30 Aug 1954

The first version of the F-86 Sabre produced by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, the CA-27 Sabre 30, was handed over to the Air Force at a formal ceremony at Laverton. It was Australia’s first swept-wing aircraft, the first with powered flight controls, and the first capable of supersonic speed.

Related base

  • RAAF Base Williams

Related aircraft

  • F-86 Sabre