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The North American F-100 Super Sabre was designed as a high performance follow-on to the F-86 Sabre. It was used during the Vietnam War as a close air support jet.


The first of the USAF 'Century jets' to enter service, The F-100 was originally designated Sabre 45. The first prototype made it's initial flight on 25th May 1953, and was followed into the air by the first production version, the F-100A, on 29th October 1953. Out of the 203 F-100As built, 167 were fitted with the Pratt & Whitney J57-P-7, while the remainder had the J57-P-39. Both engine subtypes were rated at 9,700 lb st (4,400 kg st), boosted to 14,800 lb st with afterburning.[1][1]


  • Length: 50 ft
  • Wingspan: 38 ft 9 in
  • Wing Area: 400 ft
  • Maximum speed: 864 mph (Mach 1.13)
  • Rate of climb: 22,400 ft/minute



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[3] 1800 × 1123 - ==Thunderbird F-100's==


  1. Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. The Complete Book of Fighters. Salamander Books. 2001. ISBN 0 84065 269 1 Page 454

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