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f100 super sabre

A fighter bomber, the F-100 Super Sabre saw action in Vietnam from the early 1960s until it was withdrawn in 1970. It could carry almost four tons of bombs, and was armed with air-to-air missiles, and four twenty millimeter cannons. It was used in ground-support to attack road junctions, bridges and concentrations of troops. f100

Specifications

  • Span: 38 ft. 10 in.
  • Length: 54 ft. 2 in.
  • Height: 16 ft. 2 in.
  • Weight: 38,048 lbs. loaded
  • Armament: Four M-39 20 mm. cannons, twoGAM-83A Bulldog missiles, four GAR-8 Sidewinder missiles, rockets, special stores, and/or a maximum of 7040 lbs. of bombs
  • Engine: Pratt & Whitney J-57 of 16,000 lbs. thrust w/afterburner
  • Cost: $704,000

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 926.6 mph.
  • Cruising speed: 590 mph.
  • Range: 1,970 miles
  • Service Ceiling: 55,000 ft.

 
Several two-place F-100Fs became the first aircraft modified for the "Wild Weasel" radar-suppression mission

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