The F-100 Super Sabre was a swept-wing supersonic jet that served in the U. S. Air Force from 1954 to 1971; it remained active in the Air National Guard until 1979.
The F-100 was the first Air Force jet fighter plane capable of supersonic speed in level flight. The jet fighter had a service ceiling above 50,000 feet and a range of more than 1,000 statute miles.
During its service career, the F-100 was deployed around the world, from Europe to Africa to Asia. It saw extensive service during the Viet Nam War.
By 1972, the F-100 had been effectively phased out of active US Air Force service, with remaining F-100s assigned to Air National Guard tactical fighter groups and squadrons. It also saw service in the air forces of several other countries.
A total of 2,294 F-100s would ultimately be built. Today, there are only about 30 F-100 survivors, many of which are featured in this video.
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