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 an increase in wingspan and keel height, and the firm continued production with 2294 F-100 aircraft in five different modifications. C / D fighter-bombers and the F-100F “Wild Weasel I” special two-seater aircraft became widespread, having flown more than 15 Mustangs during World War II. F-100 aircraft also served in the Air Forces of France, Turkey, Denmark and Taiwan as front-line aircraft of the US Air Force, National Guard aircraft and the Air Force Reserve. The last examples of this aircraft were decommissioned in the late 1980s.

Basic data


Length: 16 m

Wingspan: 11,81 m

Height: 4,96 m

The weight:

Empty: 10 115 kg

Maximum takeoff: 13 925 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

Maximum speed: 1390 km / h

Flight range: 2415 km

Power point: Pratt-Whitney J57-PW-21A

Power: 75,18 kN of thrust in afterburner

Date of first flight:

May 25, 1953 (YF-100 aircraft)

The surviving airworthy modifications: F-100F