North American F-100 Super Sabre

Aircraft Background

Prairie Aviation Museum recieved this F-100 Suber Sabre in August of 2009 from the United States Air Force via the Chanute Air Museum.

History

General characteristics
  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 50 ft (15.2 m)
  • Wingspan: 38 ft 9 in (11.81 m)
  • Height: 16 ft 2¾ in (4.95 m)
  • Wing area: 400 ft² (37 m²)
  • Empty weight: 21,000 lb (9,500 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 28,847 lb (13,085 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 34,832 lb (15,800 kg)
  • Powerplant:1 × Pratt & Whitney J-57-P-21/21A turboject
    • Dry thrust: 10,200 lbf (45 kN)
    • Thrust with afterburner: 16,000 lbf (71 kN)
  • Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0130
  • Drag area: 5.0 ft² (0.46 m²)
  • Aspect ratio: 3.76
Performance
  • Maximum speed: 750 kn (864 mph, 1,390 km/h, Mach 1.13)
  • Range: 1,733 NM (1,995 mi, 3,210 km)
  • Service ceiling: 50,000 ft (15,000 m)
  • Rate of Climb: 22,400 ft/min (114 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 72.1 lb/ft² (352 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.55
  • Lift-to-drag: 13.9
Armament
  • Guns: 4× 20 MM (0.787 in) Pontiac M39A1 revolver cannon
  • Missiles:
    • 4× AIM-9 Sidewinder or
    • 2× AGM-12 Bullup or
    • 2× or 4× LAU-3/A 2.75″ unguided rocket dispenser
  • Bombs:7,040 lb (3,190 kg) of weapons, including
    • Conventional bombs or
    • Mark 7 nuclear bomb or
    • Mk 28 nuclear bomb  or
    • Mk 38 nuclear bomb  or
    • Mk 43 nuclear bomb  or
    • Mk 57 nuclear bomb  or
    • Mk 61 nuclear bomb
Avionics
  • Minneapolis-Honeywell MB-3 automatic pilot
  • AN/AJB-1B low-altitude bombing system
  • AN/APR-26 rearward radar warning