North American F-100C Super Sabre

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
North American
Markings
4510th Combat Crew Training Wing, Luke AFB, Arizona, 1968
Designation
F-100C
Serial Number
54-1823

North American F-100C Super Sabre

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.

Specifications
Wingspan 38 ft 9 in
Length 47 ft 5 in
Height 16 ft 2.5 in
Weight 38,048 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 822 mph
Service Ceiling 39,600 ft
Range 1,150 miles
Engines 1 Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21, 16,000 lbs thrust with afterburner
Crew 1