|Empty Weight:||18,185 lbs.|
|Gross Weight:||32,500 lbs.|
|Cruise Speed:||600 mph|
|Maximum Speed:||850 mph (Mach 1.1)|
|Powerplant:||Pratt & Whitney J57-P-7|
|Armament:||Four 20mm 39 cannon; two underwing hardpoints for bombs|
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Entering service in 1954 the F-100 was the world's first production supersonic fighter. Designed to intercept Soviet fighters and bombers during the Cold War the Super Sabre variants were also produced to provide close-support as fighter-bomber. Also known as the “Hun,” the F-100 served for more than 25 years and saw extensive combat in Vietnam. These versatile aircraft, retired from USAF service in 1979, continued to serve in Air National Guard units until 1980.
This aircraft was flown by the Connecticut Air National Guard Flying Yankees. F-100's were flown by the CT ANG from 1959 to 1966.
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