Color Pencil on smooth bristol 100 weight acid free paper.
The Royal Canadian Air Force “Golden Hawks” was Canada’s premier flight demonstration team. Their gold jets were known the world over.
Canadair was under license by North American to manufacture the sabre jet. The major difference in the Canadair built sabre’s was the jet engine, which was supplied by Rolls Royce. The variant pictured is a mark 5 or as known in the U.S. an F-86F. These aircraft used a more powerful engine and had what was called a hard wing which was larger and capable of carrying drop tanks plus bombs and rockets. The “F” version or Mark 5 is easy to identify due to the fin installed near the leading edge of the wing; this was the last of the sabre’s flown by the Golden Hawks until the unit was disbanded in 1964 due to political upstaging.
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