SUPER SABRE
SUPER SABRE

Manufacturer

NORTH AMERICAN

Markings:

4510th Combat Crew Training Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona, 1968

Designation:

F-100C

Serial Number:

54-1823

NORTH AMERICAN F-100C SUPER SABRE

Developed as a fighter-bomber from the F-100A, the F-100C prototype first flew in March 1954. A long list of improvements included greatly increased fuel capacity, in-flight refueling, six hard points under the wings for carrying bombs or drop tanks, and the Low Altitude Bombing System (LABS) which allowed the aircraft to carry and deliver nuclear weapons. Over four hundred and seventy "C" models were built. Super Sabres flew extensively in Vietnam and continued in Air National Guard service until 1979. Many F-100s were converted to QF-100 drones for use as remotely piloted targets.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 38 ft 9 in
  • Length: 47 ft 5 in
  • Height: 16 ft 2.5 in
  • Weight: 38,048 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 822 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 39,600 ft
  • Range: 1,150 miles
  • Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21, 16,000 lbs thrust with afterburner
  • Crew: 1