*Range* and *radius* are not the same thing:

i.e. the *combat radius* of the F-86F-25/-35 (standard 6-3 wing) was 458 miles, the *ferry range* was 1615 miles, numbers for its FJ-3 Navy sibling with the same wing are 230 miles and 1784 miles respectively. The F-86F internal fuel was 435 gal, the FJ-3 internal capacity was 559 gal, both could also carry two 206 gal droptanks. The empty/maximum weights help to explain the difference in radius; 10,853/17,921 lbs for the USAF bird vs. 12,205/17,189 lbs for the USN version. Lighter empty and heavier loaded gives the F-86F the edge, and is a good demonstration of the cost of *navalisation*.

- from *North American Aircraft 1934-1998: Vol 1*, Norm Avery, 1998 Narkiewicz//Thompson.