North American F-100C 'Super Sabre'

  Manufacturer:North American

  Base model:F-100
  Nickname:Super Sabre
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
  First Flew:1955/01/17
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  Length: 46' 1.25" 14.0 m
  Height:15' 6" 4.7 m
  Wingspan: 38' 10" 11.8 m
  Empty Weight: 19,270 lb 8,739 kg
  Gross Weight: 26,636 lb 12,079 kg
  Max Weight: 36,549 lb 16,575 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21 (A/B 16,000Lb)
  Thrust (each): 8,700 lb 3,945 kg

  Range: 1,350 miles 2,173 km
  Cruise Speed: 590 mph 952 km/h 515 kt
  Max Speed: 920 mph 1,485 km/h 802 kt
  Climb: 21,600 ft/min 6,583 m/min
  Ceiling: 49,100 ft 14,965 m

1955/08/20United States Air Force,
Col. Horace A. Hanes (USAF) set a high altitude speed record of 822.135 mph at Edwards AFB, in a North American F-100C Super Sabre.
1956/08/29Turner, Roscoe
At a news conference and luncheon in Los Angeles, prior to the running of the 1956 Bendix Trophy event, five of the six participating pilots got together with Capt. Roscoe Turner, who flew in three previous Bendix even

The Bendix is anually flown on the opening day of the National Aircraft Show. The '56 Bendix was flown on 1 Sept. 1956 from George AFB, to Oklahoma City in North American F-100C Super Sabres.

1956/09/03United States Air Force,
The Bendix Trophy was presented to Capt. Pete Fernandez at the National Air Show, Oklahoma City, OK. Capt Fernandez averaged 666.66 mph in an Air Force F-100C Super Sabre during the flight from George AFB, to Oklahoma

Known serial numbers
53-1709 / 53-1778, 54-1740 / 54-1769, 54-1770 / 54-1814, 54-1815 / 54-1859, 55-2709 / 55-2733

Examples of this type may be found at
Dyess Linear Air ParkDyess AFBTexas
Iowa ANG - 185th FG, Sioux CitySioux CityIowa
Luke AFB Air ParkPhoenixArizona
March Field Air MuseumRiversideCalifornia
Mountain Home AFBMountain Home AFBIdaho
Museum of AviationWarner Robins AFBGeorgia
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
Reflections of Freedom Historical Air ParkWichitaKansas
USAF Armament MuseumEglin AFBFlorida
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
Wisconsin ANG - HQVolk ANGBWisconsin

F-100C on display

Dyess Linear Air Park

Iowa ANG - 185th FG, Sioux City

Luke AFB Air Park

March Field Museum

Mountain Home AFB

Museum of Aviation

Pima Air & Space Museum

Reflections of Freedom Historical Air Park

United States Air Force Museum

USAF Armament Museum

Wisconsin ANG - HQ


Recent comments by our visitors
 William Reynolds
 Columbia, IL
Splash 2 F-100s from Col. Chuck Yeager's Squadron
On or about January 17, 1959, I was scheduled for a flight with no target or wingman available. My flight objective was to see how long I could keep the F-86D airborne. Breaking the two hour flight time barrier was always very satisfying to me. My radar controller from the Ground Control Intercept Site called and told me that he had two targets northwest of my position heading south into Morocco. He ask me if I wanted to make a run on them. He thought that they might be F-100s out of Spain. A lighting bolt of excitement ran through my body as I thought that these F-100s could be from Col. Chuck Yeager's squadron. It was reported that he was commander of a unit temporarily based at Maron Air Base in southern Spain.

The F-100's were level at approximately 36,000 feet trailed by a crystal white vapor contrail. My altitude was 34,000 feet and I was not trailing a contrail.
Radar lock was good and I was steered to a perfect intercept. As the radar indicated that I was 20 seconds to the fire position, I moved the throttle into full afterburner and noticed our closure rate was about 950 knots per hour. Since I was slightly low, the pilots did not see me until I flashed by and behind them. As I went by, I could see the shock of what had just happened by the slight and rapid movement of their wings.

I immediately pulled the throttle out of afterburner, raised the nose, slowed my F-86 toward 185 knots, and made a slight turn to port, toward them. As the nose of my aircraft pointed to the F-100s in their turn, I reversed my turn so that my nose was pointing to them as they continued their turn. My slats were now deployed and my slower speed of 185 knots made it possible to keep my turning aircraft inside of their turn.

At about this time, the leader and his wing man decided on another tactic. I immediately saw the wing man split in a turn to his port (left). That meant that before long, he would maneuver toward me, make a firing pass on me, and get behind me.

I rolled my aircraft over to preform a "Split S" and proceeded to dive and gain airspeed rapidly. The simple plan was to get away from these shinny powerful birds. There was a cloud layer at about 18,000' which I reached before the F-100s could catch me. I radioed "PoPi" (that I was in clouds and operating IFR) and requested that my radar controller monitor both my progress and the position of the big brother Sabres. Approaching the base, I descended down and out of the cloud layer. As I flew into clear air, I made a quick look around just to make sure that my adversaries hadn't figured out where I was going and got there ahead of me. Upon landing and parking the aircraft, I said nothing to the crew chief or my fellow pilots who were finishing their flights.

A couple of days later, the word was out that someone had splashed two F-100s and that Col. Yeager was coming for a visit. He flew down to Sidi in his personal F-100 which was exceptionally clean and beautifully polished. It was exciting to see someone as famous as he was. He was a very friendly individual and said little about the incident.

07/09/2014 @ 11:26 [ref: 68556]
 wilbert windish
 sandcreek, MI
was a/c electrician on the f-84 ,f-86, and the f-100 .
from aug1961-dec1964.
was in the 4510th fld maintance building with hyd,instruments,and the c&e shop.
work with wells sgt,carl bush airman 1st,msgt havens who later went to fla to train gis to work on 84s going to vietnam.
love my job and the all the different aircraft i worked on.
sorry i had to leave miss everybody
01/27/2014 @ 05:14 [ref: 68323]
 john batcheller
 san diego, CA
Aircraft 54-2018 was completely destroyed during night navigational proficiency flight on approach to Luke AFB at 2114 MST 7 Sep 61. Pilot was killed.
03/04/2013 @ 13:53 [ref: 67639]
 Spence Denning
 , TN
I was the crew chief on F100C 541744 at Holloman AFB in the late 50s till 62.It was primarily used for support in experimental projects at that time. My plane was pretty well gutted of non essentials for more speed and rm for test equip. Prior to 744 going to Holloman when I got it was at Edwards AFB. It was also used in the movie X15 while at Edwards. Would love to know what ever happened to this A/C. It was my pride and joy for 4yrs. Great fighter for its day in my opinion. My pilot was Capt Kenneth Stout from Oklahoma. Great guy. Would love to know what ever became of him as well. Spence Denning
11/08/2011 @ 04:20 [ref: 50057]
 Joe Scherrer
 Lee\'s Summit, MO
I was stationed at Torrejon from 1966-1969 working in the engine shop for SMSgt Heller, and TSgt. Hendrickson. I also got the dubious honor of working in the afterburner shop and beating the "cages" back into shape, man that was a lot of work. Torrejon was a great base, and I have a lot of fond memories of the lead sled. The best duty was being assigned to the test cell.
03/24/2011 @ 06:57 [ref: 37021]
 Joe Scherrer
 Lee\'s Summit, MO
I was stationed at Torrejon from 1966-1969 working in the engine shop for SMSgt Heller, and TSgt. Hendrickson. I also got the dubious honor of working in the afterburner shop and beating the "cages" back into shape, man that was a lot of work. Torrejon was a great base, and I have a lot of fond memories of the lead sled. The best duty was being assigned to the test cell.
03/24/2011 @ 06:57 [ref: 37020]
 David Kramer
 Phoenix, AZ
Robert have you found the 4510th cctw patch. I am also interested in the patch. Email me at gray2000@bellsouth.net
08/09/2008 @ 15:35 [ref: 8326]


05/24/2010 @ 11:29 [ref: 26503]
 Frank Schmidt
 Cerritos, CA
Been watching this site off and on for the past few years. I was with the 4510 FMS Fuel System Shop at Luke from early '63 to Oct.'66. Then I worked civil service for another 6 months or so. Worked on everything that flew at Luke at one time or another but mostly the F-100's. Left just as the F-15 started coming in. Still keep in touch with a few of the guys. Lot of good times, good memories. Would like to get in touch with Dale Jonas. I think he's still living in the Glendale/Phoenix area. If anyone should know him I'd appresiate letting him know I'd like to talk with him. Thanks. Good luck to you all.
01/06/2010 @ 15:29 [ref: 25528]
 kevin patrick o\'grady
 chattroy, WA
Looking for some of my airforce buddies from 36th tac wing bitburg germany look for papers with my name on it afc #19577007 went to france with black knights B57 CAMBERRYS The national archive burned all my records and would like hear from you thanks
11/09/2009 @ 15:57 [ref: 25269]
 James O.(Jim)Jordan
 Mary Esther, FL
I Also was Crew Chief on F-100C #54-1753 at Luke AFB Ariz 58-60.
I was also Stationed at Bien Hoa with the 531st TFS as a crew chief on F-100's from Sep 67 to Sep 68.
I worked on the F-100 off and on for a total of 8 years.
It's the best fighter acft I have ever worked on.
10/11/2009 @ 17:12 [ref: 25172]


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