North American F-100C - Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ
Posted by: kb7ywl
N 33° 32.406 W 112° 21.657
12S E 373641 N 3711994
Quick Description: North American F-100C s/n 53-1716
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2012 10:36:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMDXB8
The North American F-100 Super Sabre was a single seat, single engine, supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the US Air Force (USAF) from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard (ANG) until 1979. The first of the Century Series collection of USAF jet fighters, it was the first USAF fighter capable of supersonic speed in level flight. The F-100 was originally 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 would be supplanted by the Mach 2 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 replaced by the more efficient subsonic A-7 Corsair II. The F-100 also served in several NATO air forces and with other US allies. In its later life, it was often referred to as "the Hun," a shortened version of "one hundred."
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): North American F-100C
Tail Number: (S/N): s/n 53-1716
Construction:: original aircraft
Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Located at the Air Park, Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ
inside / outside: outside
Located at the Air Park, Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ
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