New England Air Museum
North American F-100A 'Super Sabre'

 

North American F-100A Super Sabre

Courtesy of the National Museum of the United States Air Force

The "Super Sabre" was the first operational fighter capable of supersonic performance in level flight (although the Soviets claim their MiG-19 was first). A later version set the world's first air speed record above Mach 1. The "A" was the first production version of the Super Sabre and completed its first flight in 1953. Although designed as a daylight air-superiority fighter and a replacement for the F-86 Sabre, subsequent models were used as air superiority fighter-bombers and were active throughout most of the Vietnam war in this role.

This airplane was flown by the Connecticut Air National Guard.

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Specifications

Length: 47' 1"
Wingspan: 38' 9"
Height: 15' 6"
Empty Weight: 18,185 lbs.
Gross Weight: 32,500 lbs.
Cruise Speed: 600 mph
Maximum Speed: 850 mph
Range: Combat radius: 358 miles
Maximum; 1,294 miles
Service Ceiling: 44,900'
Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney J57-P-7
Year: 1962
Serial Number: 52-5761
Serial No.: 52-5761
Location: Military Hangar

 


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