Developed as a fighter-bomber from the F-100A, the F-100C prototype first flew in March 1954. A long list of improvements included greatly increased fuel capacity, in-flight refueling, six hard points under the wings for carrying bombs or drop tanks, and the Low Altitude Bombing System (LABS) which allowed the aircraft to carry and deliver nuclear weapons. Over four hundred and seventy “C” models were built. Super Sabres flew extensively in Vietnam and continued in Air National Guard service until 1979. Many F-100s were converted to QF-100 drones for use as remotely piloted targets.
Built by North American Aviation, Inglewood, California and delivered to the USAF on November 10, 1955.
November 1955 322nd Fighter-Day Group, Foster AFB, Texas with deployments to Landstuhl AB, Germany and Wendover AFB, Utah.
September 1957 450th Fighter-Day Wing, Foster AFB, Texas.
May 1958 To North American Aviation, Inglewood, California.
October 1959 4520th Combat Crew Training Wing, Nellis AFB, Nevada with deployment to Luke AFB, Arizona.
4510th Combat Crew Training Wing, Luke, AFB, Arizona, 1968
January 1963 To North American Aviation.
April 1963 4510th Combat Crew Training Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona.
June 1964 184th Tactical Fighter Group, Kansas Air National Guard, McConnell AFB, Kansas with deployment to Cannon AFB, New Mexico.
July 1968 4510th Combat Crew Training Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona.
February 1969 354th Tactical Fighter wing, Kunsan Air Base, Korea.
June 1969 121st Tactical fighter Group Ohio Air National Guard, Lockbourne AFB, Ohio.
July 1969 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, Arizona Air National Guard, Tucson International Airport, Arizona.
May 1972 To Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona for storage.
September 1973 Dropped form USAF inventory.
May 1976 Loaned to Pima Air & Space Museum by the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
Pima Air & Space Museum