North American F-100D Super Sabre

North American F-100D Super Sabre

Built by North American Aviation, this was the first production supersonic aircraft. It served as a fighter-bomber during the Vietnam War; and was used by the USAF ‘Thunderbirds’ for many years. It is equipped with an aerial refueling boom under the right wing.

USAF S/N 56-3288 was built by North American in Inglewood, California, and was assigned to the 493rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 48th Tactical Fighter Wing (USAFE), first at Toul-Rosieres AB, France, then at Lakenheath AB, England. In March, 1972 it went to the 131st Tactical Fighter Group (ANG), St. Louis, Missouri. It was retired to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona in December, 1975. It was flown to the museum in 1983. It is currently displayed in the colors and markings it carried while with the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing in England.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Power Plant: One Pratt-Whitney J57-P-21A, with afterburner; 11,700 lb. thrust

turbojet.

Dimensions:

Span: 38 ft.

Length: 47 ft.

Height: 16 ft.

Weight: Max. 28,000 lbs.

Performance:

Max. Speed: w/afterburner – 750-760 mph.

Service Ceiling: over 50,000 ft.

Range: Combat radius – 575 miles w/o refueling.

Armament: Four 20mm M-39E cannon w/200 rounds per gun. Six underwing pylons for up to 6,000 lbs. of bombs or rockets.

THIS AIRCRAFT IS ON LOAN FROM THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE USAF

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