North American TF-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
  Modified Mission:Trainer
  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


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 Henk Scharringa
 de Bilt, DE
If you want to know more about the F-100s that are build, please check the website:


On this website is a database that can be search through on serial number, on Unit and Squadron number. The database currently holds 40,000 plus records and is updated regularly. Many of the serials in the database came from microfilms.
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Henk Scharringa

12/08/2005 @ 12:13 [ref: 11909]
 Walt Witherspoon
 Lancaster, CA
The TF-100C was a two seat prototype. The only one, serial 54-1966, crashed on 7 Apr 57 north of Edwards AFB. Pilot Bob Baker ejected safely when the plane suffered what the media reported as "stabilizer problems." Recent discovery of both the main impact point and scattered tail debris several miles away show the plane suffered a serious failure that tore off part of the tail and part of the engine exhaust nozzle. The jet crashed in a flat spin after Baker's ejection. The TF-100C was finished after the first D models flew and interpretation of F-100 photos shows it had a D model tail section. This initially puzzled field researchers who found D model part numbers in the tail debris despite the plane having a C model designation.
08/23/2004 @ 02:18 [ref: 8119]


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