Specifications for the
North American F-100 Super Sabre
Fighter-Bomber / Air Superiority / Tactical Reconnaissance
Focus Model: North American F-100D Super Sabre
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: North American Aviation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1954
Length: 49.51 ft (15.09 m)
Width: 38.75 ft (11.81 m)
Height: 16.24ft (4.95 m)
Weight (Empty): 20,999 lb (9,525 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 34,833 lb (15,800 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Pratt & Whitney J57-P21 turbojet engine with afterburning generating 17,000lbs of thrust.
Maximum Speed: 864 mph (1,390kmh; 751 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,995 miles (3,210km)
Service Ceiling: 45,000 ft (13,716 m; 8.5 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 16,000 feet per minute (4,877 m/min)
4 x M39 20mm automatic cannons in lower fuselage
External hardpoints for an additional 7,500lbs of ordnance. Can include any of the following:
AIM-9B Sidewinder short-range, air-to-air missiles
AGM-12B Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
AGM-45 Shrike anti-radiation missiles
12 x 5" HVAR (High Velocity Aircraft Rocket)
275-, 335-, OR 450-gallon (F-100C) gallon fuel drop tanks
1,000lb Conventional Drop Bombs
750lb Conventional Drop Bombs
500lb Conventional Drop Bombs
MK7 Nuclear Missile
B28 Nuclear Missile
B43 Nuclear Missile
B57 Nuclear Missile
B61 Nuclear Missile
YF-100 - Prototype Designation; 2 produced.
F-100A - Initial Production Model; air superiority variant; subtle changes by NAA forced aircraft to come under specifications; produced in Blocks 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20; 203 examples produced; AIM-9B Sidewinder missile capability.
F-100B - Proposed Mach 2 / nuclear-capable fighter-bomber; would go on to become the YF-107 prototype series.
F-100C - Fighter-Bomber Variant with improvements; in-flight refueling capability; more powerful engine; air-to-ground missile capability; increased range via wing fuel cells and drop tanks; fuel cells added to wings; 6 external hardpoints; produced in Blocks 1, 1, 5, 15, 20, 25 and 10; 476 examples produced; nuclear missile capability.
F-100D - Dedicated Fighter-Bomber Variant design with improvements; fitted with ECM equipment and Low-Altitude Bombing System (LABS); increased ordnance loadout; Bullpup missile capability; 7 weapon stores pylons; produced in Blocks 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85 and 90; 1,274 examples produced; nuclear missile capability.
F-100F - Similar to F-100D models; two-seat trainers; only 175 rounds per gun; same wings as F-100D models and same ordnance specifications; produced in Blocks 1, 5, 10, 15, 15, 15 and 20; 339 examples produced; served as basis for F-100F "Wild Weasel" anti-radar variants.
F-100F "Wild Weasel" - Anti-Radar Versions; two-seat model based on F-100F trainers; later serving as Forward-Air-Control (FAC).
RF-100A "Slick Chick" - Tactical Reconnaissance Conversions from F-100F models; 6 examples converted; sans all M39 cannons and ammunition stores; 4 x wing tanks added for increased operational range; fitted with 5 x forward- and side-scanning camera systems.
QF-100 - Target Drone Designations based on model types (ex: QF-100D = F-100D, etc...).
YF-107A - Developed from the F-100B; top-mounted intake system; high-speed performance model attempting to improve on F-100A model deficiencies.
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