F-101A “Super Sabre”
SERIAL NUMBER:  52-5770 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Wing span — 39'0"

  • Length — 47' 5"m

  • Height — 16' 2.5"

  • Maximum Weight — 30,048 Lbs.

  • Maximum Speed — 864 M.P.H.

  • Service Ceiling — 49,100 Ft.

  • Range — ferry range of 1,971 miles

  • Crew — 1

  • Armament — 4 - M-39 20mm canons; External Armament:6 underwing hard points for bombs, rockets and external fuel tanks

  • Engine — One Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21A  10,200 lb thrust, 16,000 lb with afterburner

 The North American F-100 Super Sabre served with the USAF from 1954 to 1971 and with the 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.

 

Used widely during the Vietnam War, the North American F-100D was the fighter-bomber version of the F-100 interceptor and first entered service in 1956. The F-100D was equipped with supersonic autopilot, enlarged fin and rudder, inboard landing flaps and underwing pylons that could carry up to 3,200 kg (7,040 lb) of ordnance.

 

Although the F-100 was used in Vietnam for close air support ( Nicknamed  "Hun" - a shortened version of One Hundred), our aircraft never left the CONUS. Our aircraft was the fifteenth aircraft off the production line and was a test aircraft at Edwards. AFB. Later it was preserved at Lackland AFB, TX from October 1978 through 2003 before coming to Travis.          
             

F-100 Super Sabre low approaches at air show