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fighter/bomber
$697,000
one
P&W J57
1 x 17,000 lbs.
49 ft. 6 in.
38 ft. 9 in.
21,000 lbs.
34,830 lbs.
4- 20 mm
six
7,500 lbs.
565 mph
865 mph
16,000 fpm
45,000 feet
2,000 miles
3/24/53
1954






North American F-100 Super Sabre
North American F-100 Super Sabre

The North American F-100 Super Sabre was conceived as an air superiority aircraft, designed to replace earlier sub-sonic jet fighter aircraft.

On May 25, 1953 a North American F-100 Super Sabre became the first production aircraft to go supersonic in level flight.

The F-100 was deployed with the U.S.A.F. in 1954 and served with them through 1971.

Beginning in 1962, the F-100 mission would be expanded to include close air support when used in the Vietnam War. Other missions over Vietnam included forward air control for bombers and as "Wild Weasel" aircraft.

The F-100 Wild Weasel's mission was to detect enemy tracking radar of SAM surface to air missiles, lock on to them, and fire their missiles down the beam to destroy the site.

Some 242 F-100 aircraft were lost in operations in Vietnam.

Many people saw the F-100 perform in air shows with the U.S.A.F. Aerobatic Team from 1964 through 1968.

The F-100 was also known as "the Hun." The name had nothing to do with the 4th century Germany Empire, but was a shortened version of its numerical designation, one hundred.

The U.S. Air National Guard used the F-100 through 1979. The aircraft were also used in the air forces of Denmark, France, Taiwan and Turkey.

A total of 2,294 North American F-100 Super Sabre aircraft of all types were produced.



North American F-100 Super Sabre
North American F-100 Super Sabre - BVM

Pictured above and immediately below is a North American F-100 Super Sabre from BVM. It has a wingspan of 69" and a length of 83.5". Recommended power can come from a Jet Cat P120 or 160, AMT Pegasus, or RAM 1000 engine. It weighs between 29 and 31 lbs.

Parkjets has plans for a 33" wingspan rc F-100 pusher prop on its site.

In the second picture below is the great looking North American F-100 Super Sabre built by J. Morgan of RC Groups. Morgan's rc airplane has a wingspan of 38" and a length of 47". Construction is from foam, and power is by a Himax 2816-1220 motor driving a pusher prop.

We have seen a North American F-100 Super Sabre at Ducted Fans.com. The only information given is that the rc airplane is "for 70 mm EDF kit."

The third picture below is of a North American F-100 Super Sabre on eBay. It has a wingspan of 57" and a length of 67". The fuselage is made of epoxy fiberglass, the wings are foam core. Power can be from .82 to .91 engines turning a 5" fan. All up weight is between 10 and 12 lbs.

The bottom picture is of the good looking North American F-100 Super Sabre built by Boogie of RCG from enlarged and modified Comet plans. It has a 31" wingspan and 39" length, is made from wood, and uses a 70 mm EDF unit.

Fly Fly has a North American F-100 Super Sabre. It has a wingspan of 48" with a length of 60". Weight is about 6 lbs. You will need a motor to power the included 92 mm EDF unit.

K & A Models has a North American F-100 Super Sabre. It is made from fiberglass and has a 41" wingspan. It needs a motor and 70 mm EDF. Weight is about 7 lbs.

If you have built or flown a North American F-100 Super Sabre, or you would like to recommend one, please email us about it.



North American F-100 Super Sabre
North American F-100 Super Sabre - McCauley


North American F-100 Super Sabre
North American F-100 Super Sabre - Morgan


North American F-100 Super Sabre
North American F-100 Super Sabre - eBay


North American F-100 Super Sabre
North American F-100 Super Sabre - Boogie

At You Tube adorizio posted a video of his North American F-100 Super Sabre.

Manatee RC has an article about a North American F-100 Super Sabre.

At RC Groups fuelsguy started a North American F-100 Super Sabre build thread.

At RC Groups agrieble started a thread about building his North American F-100 Super Sabre.

J Morgan of RC Groups has yet another build thread about a North American F-100 Super Sabre.

At RC Groups beanie started a thread about constructing his North American F-100 Super Sabre.

TimH of RC Groups posted about his 44" wingspan North American F-100 Super Sabre.

At RC Universe grumania asked about the North American F-100 Super Sabre paint scheme.

CDB-RAE of RC Universe mentions the North American F-100 Super Sabre in a posting.

In April of 2002 F900 of RC Universe posted about a North American F-100 Super Sabre kit for sale.

The K & A Models North American F-100 Super Sabre is being sold at RC Universe.