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North American F-100 Super Sabre

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The F-100 was the first USAF operational fighter capable of flying faster than the speed of sound in level flight. First flown on 25/MAY/1953, the a/c saw extensive use as a low-level fighter-bomber in Viet Nam.

General:

Type: Fighter

Crew: 1

Seating: 1

First Flight: 25/May/1953

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

47' 9"

15' 6"

38' 9"

- lbs.

25,607 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Power plant:

1

14,800 hp 

Pratt & Whitney J57

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

975 miles

855 mph

602 mph

- ft/sec

51,200 ft

Armament:

4x M39 20mm cannon & 4xGAR-8 rockets, or 2000 lbs. of bombs

     

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