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F-100D Super Sabre - USAF 6251st TFW, 307th TFS, #55-3712, Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, 1965 

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F-100D Super Sabre - USAF 6251st TFW, 307th TFS, #55-3712, Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, 1965

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Designed as a high-performance evolution of the F-86 Sabre, the F-100 Super Sabre was first flown on May 25, 1953. This swept-wing aircraft was the first in the "Century Series" and the first operational USAF aircraft capable of supersonic speed in level flight. It was adapted for use as a fighter-bomber and was the Air Force's primary close-support aircraft through much of the Vietnam War. Despite its promise, the F-100 proved to be a dangerous aircraft, by the end of its USAF service in 1972, a total of 889 F-100s had been lost in accidents, claiming the lives of 324 pilots.

Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F-100 Super Sabre is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal, with only the smallest amount of plastic used. The fuselage is almost seamless, with a hinged articulating canopy that opens for viewing of the cockpit interior. The engine intake has near-razor sharp edges with an unusually long pitot tube, and the surface surrounding the engine is correctly unpainted. The wing has crisp panel lines, hand-painted navigation lights and a complete set of ordnance including rocket, bombs and fuel tanks. Variants include the A, C and D; the D features a larger wing, aerodynamic fences on the wings and two types of refueling probes.

Info: F-100D Super Sabre - USAF 6251st TFW, 307th TFS, #55-3712, Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, 1965

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F-100 Super Sabre - Supersonic Close Air Support in the Vietnam War (10:30)
Subscribe to Dark Skies: https://bit.ly/dark5skies The F-100 is one of the best-known planes of the Vietnam War, having flown the most missions during the conflict. This swept-back-wing fighter plane also earned a special place in history after giving the United States its first supersonic aircraft. Its design was quite different from other Cold War-era aircraft. Its thin, long wing, a low-set horizontal tail, and signature long snoot were a result of years of aerodynamic research. The creators of the Super Sabre believed it would be a classic air-to-air fighter for the modern era. It would be an American design that could compete with the Soviet Union's latest technology. And even though the United States Air Force's first supersonic jet did not succeed as a fighter (and had a higher than average accident rate), it was still a pioneer in modern technologies and tactics and was a guinea pig for many risky Vietnam War close-support operations.
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