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Cold War

North American NA-217 Super Sabre (F-100C)

In 1953, a sleek new thoroughbred, the F-100 “Hun” for short, burst into the skies to set a new world speed record of 755 MPH in level flight.  

By 1955, the F-100 held the world’s first supersonic speed record of 855 MPH and marked the beginning of the Century Series generation of supersonic or faster than the speed of sound (761 MPH) fighters.  

The F-100 also won the Bendix Trophy in 1955 with an average speed of 610 MPH.  

The swept wing F-100A featured titanium extensively and was the first USAF aircraft to utilize the low tail.  The aircraft was equipped with many automatic systems including leading edge slats, air conditioning, pressurizing and fuel systems.  

The later models featured the new wet-wing, in-flight refueling, hard points for extra drop tanks, under wing bombs and improved bombing systems.  

The F-100’s remained in military service until the 1970’s.  

Service History of 54-2091

Delivered: March 29, 1956

1956 - 413th Fighter-Day Group (TAC) George AFB, CA Deployed to Shaw AFB, NC.

1957 - 479th TFG (TAC) George AFB, CA Deployed to Langley AFB, VA and McChord AFB, WA.

1959- Air Mat Sacramento McClellan AFB, CA

1959 - 4530th CCT (TAC) Williams AFB, AZ

1960 - 4510th CCTW (TAC) Luke AFB, AZ

Aug 1964 - May 1968 - 121st TFG ANG Lockbourne AFB, OH

1968 - 354th TFW PAF Kunsan AB, Korea

1969 - 121st TFG ANG Lockbourne AFB, OH

1971 - Storage Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

1972 Air Logistics Area McClellan AFB, CA

Stricken: December 1972

MFG: North American

First Produced: 1955

Powerplant: (1) P&W J57-P-21A

Thrust: 16,000 lbs

Service Ceiling: 50,000 ft

Cruise: 593 mph

Top Speed: 822 mph

Range: 575 miles

Empty Weight: 19,270 lbs

Gross Weight: 36,549 lbs

Wing Span: 38’9”

Wing Area: 380 sq. ft

Length: 47’1”

Height: 16’3”

Armament: (4) M-39E 20 mm

canon, 7,500 lbs of ordnance

Number Built: 2294 total

381 C models

 
This F-100C-25 was acquired by Yanks in 2004.