North American F-100 Super Sabre. Photo. Characteristics.
North American F-100 Super Sabre. Photo. Characteristics.

North American F-100 Super Sabre. Photo. Characteristics.



A type: Single-engine double jet tactical training aircraft

Crew: Two pilots are arranged one behind the other

The natural heir to the aircraft F-86 - aircraft F-100 «Super Sabre" was and is bigger and more powerful than his famous ancestor. He was able to break the sound barrier in level flight, which was a first for combat aircraft. Development of the aircraft F-100 was started in "North American" in the form of aircraft NAA-180 1949 in February of the year, and the size and shape of the fighter have been identified under the direct influence of the results of air combat in Korea.

Airplane F-100 was a quick way of flight testing until the 479-e tactical aviation wing peresevshee him, declared itself efficient in the early 1954 years. Nevertheless, a series of disasters "landed" All F-100A in November of the same year. The company "North American" to investigate the problem and identified the presence of inertial interaction in the swing roll and yaw, which in certain flight conditions made the aircraft uncontrollable.


This problem was eliminated by increasing the wingspan and keel height, and the firm continued production by assembling 2294 F-100 aircraft of five different modifications. The C / D fighter bombers and the special two-seat F-100F "Wild Weasel I" ("Wild Weasel") aircraft became widespread, flying more than 15 of Mustang aircraft during the Second World War. In addition to their use front-line aviation of the US Air Force, the National Guard Air Force and the Air Force Reserve, F-100 aircraft served also in the Air Force of France, Turkey, Denmark and Taiwan. The last copies of this aircraft were decommissioned at the end of the 1980-ies.

Basic data


· Length: 16 m

· Wing span: 11,81 m

· Height: 4,96 m

The weight:

· Empty: 10 115 kg

· Maximum takeoff: 13 925 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

· Top speed: 1390 km / h

· Range: 2415 km

Power point:J57-PW-21A of Pratt-Whitney Company

Power:75,18 kN of thrust in afterburner

Date of first flight:

· 25 May 1953 year (plane YF-100)

The surviving airworthy modifications:F-100F