North American F-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
  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

1955/08/20United States Air Force,
Col. Horace A. Hanes (USAF) set a high altitude speed record of 822.135 mph at Edwards AFB, in a North American F-100C Super Sabre.
1956/08/29Turner, Roscoe
At a news conference and luncheon in Los Angeles, prior to the running of the 1956 Bendix Trophy event, five of the six participating pilots got together with Capt. Roscoe Turner, who flew in three previous Bendix even

The Bendix is anually flown on the opening day of the National Aircraft Show. The '56 Bendix was flown on 1 Sept. 1956 from George AFB, to Oklahoma City in North American F-100C Super Sabres.

1956/09/03United States Air Force,
The Bendix Trophy was presented to Capt. Pete Fernandez at the National Air Show, Oklahoma City, OK. Capt Fernandez averaged 666.66 mph in an Air Force F-100C Super Sabre during the flight from George AFB, to Oklahoma

Known serial numbers
53-1709 / 53-1778, 54-1740 / 54-1769, 54-1770 / 54-1814, 54-1815 / 54-1859, 55-2709 / 55-2733

Examples of this type may be found at
Dyess Linear Air ParkDyess AFBTexas
Iowa ANG - 185th FG, Sioux CitySioux CityIowa
Luke AFB Air ParkPhoenixArizona
March Field Air MuseumRiversideCalifornia
Mountain Home AFBMountain Home AFBIdaho
Museum of AviationWarner Robins AFBGeorgia
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
Reflections of Freedom Historical Air ParkWichitaKansas
USAF Armament MuseumEglin AFBFlorida
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio
Wisconsin ANG - HQVolk ANGBWisconsin

F-100C on display

Dyess Linear Air Park

Iowa ANG - 185th FG, Sioux City

March Field Museum

Mountain Home AFB

Museum of Aviation

Pima Air & Space Museum

Reflections of Freedom Historical Air Park

United States Air Force Museum

USAF Armament Museum

Wisconsin ANG - HQ


Recent comments by our visitors
 Larry DuBose
 , TX
Was an Airframe Repairman on the C-bird from 60-61 at Kadena AB Japan. Was there when the T-BIRDS came for their Far East Tour. They had no planes with them so we let them use some of ours for the tour. "we did get them back" lol
08/04/2007 @ 16:03 [ref: 17455]
 butler, KY
1958 i was li/col trueblood commander
my plain was f100c. tail was hit by mif 15 over china
i have the tru story ... a/2c william l williams
06/29/2007 @ 16:29 [ref: 16987]
 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.
Many of the serials in the database have pictures attached to it. You can take a free tour when pressing the demo button.

Henk Scharringa

12/08/2005 @ 12:08 [ref: 11908]
 Fort Wayne, IN
Michael Benolkin of TacAir Publications has a marvelous website on the F-100. He spent the Fourth of July weekend with us and put a number of photos of our F-100F on his site. His website not only has many outstanding photos but also in includes great referance materials. You can reach Mike's site at:


If you're into the HUN, you'll love the site. You'll be able to reach Mike through his site. . . let him know how much you enjoyed his work.
07/09/2002 @ 13:04 [ref: 5276]


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