F-100 Super Sabre




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fighter/bomber
$697,000
one
P&W J57
1 x 17,000 lbs.
49 ft. 6 in.
38 ft. 9 in.
21,000 lbs.
34,830 lbs.
4- 20 mm
six
7,500 lbs.
565 mph
865 mph
16,000 fpm
45,000 feet
2,000 miles
3/24/53
1954

 




F-100 Super Sabre

F-100 Super Sabre

The F-100 Super Sabre, built by North American, was conceived as an air superiority aircraft, designed to replace earlier sub-sonic jet fighter aircraft.

On May 25, 1953 a F-100 Super Sabre became the first production aircraft to go supersonic in level flight.

The F-100 was deployed with the U.S.A.F. in 1954 and served with them through 1971.

Beginning in 1962, the F-100 Super Sabre mission would be expanded to include close air support when used in the Vietnam War. Other missions over Vietnam included forward air control for bombers and as "Wild Weasel" aircraft.

The F-100 Wild Weasel's mission was to detect enemy tracking radar of SAM surface to air missiles, lock on to them, and fire their missiles down the beam to destroy the site.

Some 242 F-100 Super Sabre aircraft were lost in operations in Vietnam.

Many people saw the F-100 perform in air shows with the U.S.A.F. Aerobatic Team from 1964 through 1968.

The F-100 was also known as "the Hun." The name had nothing to do with the 4th century Germany Empire, but was a shortened version of its numerical designation, one hundred.

The U.S. Air National Guard used the F-100 Super Sabre through 1979. The aircraft were also used in the air forces of Denmark, France, Taiwan and Turkey.

A total of 2,294 F-100 Super Sabre aircraft of all types were produced.

F-100 Super Sabre

F-100 Super Sabre

The F-100 Super Sabre from BVM has a wingspan of 69 in. and a length of 83.5 in. Recommended power can come from a Jet Cat P120, P160, AMT Pegasus, or RAM 1000 engine. It weighs between 29 and 31 lbs.

Fly Fly has a F-100 Super Sabre. It has a wingspan of 48 in. with a length of 60 in. Weight is about 6 lbs. You will need a motor to power the included 92 mm EDF unit.

K & A Models has a F-100 Super Sabre. It is made from fiberglass and has a 41 in. wingspan. It needs a motor and 70 mm EDF. Weight is about 7 lbs.