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  • North American F-100 Super Sabre




    The North American F-100 Super Sabre is an American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard (ANG) until 1979.

    General Information

    The first of the Century Series of USAF jet fighters, it was the first USAF fighter capable of supersonic speed in level flight. The F‑100 was designed by North American Aviation as a higher performance follow-on to the F-86 Sabre air superiority fighter.


    Adapted as a fighter-bomber, the F-100 was superseded by the high speed F‑105 Thunderchief for strike missions over North Vietnam. The F‑100 flew extensively over South Vietnam as the air force's primary close air support jet until being replaced by the more efficient subsonic LTV A-7 Corsair II. The F‑100 also served in other NATO air forces and with other U.S. allies. In its later life, it was often referred to as the Hun, a shortened version of "one hundred".


    For more details of the development and design, operational history and 19 variants, click here.



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    Crew: 1
    50 ft (15 m)
    38 ft 9 in (11.81 m)
    16 ft 2.75 in (4.9467 m)
    Wing Area:
    400 sq ft (37 sq m)
    Wing Loading:
    72.1 lb/sq ft (352 kg/sq m)
    Empty Weight:
    21,000 lb (9,525 kg)
    34,832 lb (15,800 kg). Gross weight: 28,847 lb (13,085 kg)
    1 × Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21/21A afterburning turbojet engine, 10,200 lbf (45 kN) thrust dry, 16,000 lbf (71 kN) with afterburner
    Maximum speed: 924 mph (1,487 km/h, 803 kn), Mach 1.4
    (3,211 km, 1,734 nmi)
    Rate of Climb:
    22,400 ft/min (114 m/s)
    Service Ceiling:
    50,000 ft (15,000 m)

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