F-100D Super Sabre

Serial Number - 56-3434

also known as the "hun"

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. 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 supplanted by the Mach two-class 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".

specifications

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITY 

CREW: 1 Pilot

SIZE: LENGTH 50 ft (15 m)
WINGSPAN 38 ft 9 in (11.81 m)

HEIGHT 16 ft 2.75 in (4.9467 m)

EMPTY WEIGHT 21,000 lb (9,525 kg)

MAX TAKE OFF WEIGHT: 34,832 lb (15,800 kg)

PERFORMANCE

SPEED: Maximum - 924 mph (1,487 km/h, 803 kn)

SERVICE CEILING: 50, 000 ft (15,000 m)

RANGE:  1,995 mi (3,211 km, 1,734 nmi)

Armament:

  • Guns: 4× 20 mm (0.787 in) Pontiac M39A1 revolver cannon each with 200 rounds per gun

  • Hardpoints: 6 with a capacity of 7,040 lb (3,190 kg),with provisions to carry combinations of:

  • Missiles: ** 4× AIM-9 Sidewinder or

  • 2× AGM-12 Bullpup or

  • 2× or 4× LAU-3/A 2.75" unguided rocket dispenser

  • Bombs: Conventional bombs or Mark 7, Mk 28, Mk 38, or Mk 43 nuclear bombs

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