Thomas E. Gardner F-100 Super Sabre at War

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F-100 Super Sabre at War

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The first supersonic fighter in not just America but the world, the F-100 Super Sabre marked a real revolution in aircraft design. A celebration of this truly remarkable fighter, F-100 Super Sabre highlights the many firsts in a long and distinguished career: The Super Sabre preceded the Soviet Unions Mig-19 into the supersonic arena by as much as five months. It was the first operational jet fighter to exceed Mach I in level flight. And in its heyday the F-100 set a raft of speed and altitude records.

The first in a noble line of fighters soon to be known as "The Century Series," the F-100 had the F-102 Delta Dagger, F-104 Star Fighter, F-105 Thunderchief, and the venerable F-160 Delta Dart as stablemates. In authoritative text and pictures, technical drawings and photographs, F-100 Super Sabre details the aircrafts every variation, her weaponry, and equipment. The book is a fitting tribute to the fighter nicknamed "Hundert" or more affectionately, "The Hun"--an aircraft loved by nearly everyone who flew or tended her and respected by all.

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A celebration of the world’s first supersonic fighter, F-100 Super Sabre documents a revolution in aircraft design and highlights the many firsts in a long and distinguished career. In authoritative text and pictures, technical drawings and photographs, F-100 Super Sabre details the aircraft’s every variation, her weaponry, and equipment. The book is a fitting tribute to a fighter loved by nearly everyone who flew or tended her and respected by all.

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In the late 1940s, North American Aviation was the preeminent manufacturer of military aircraft in the free world. It had produced a long line of stunningly successful aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang and its successor, the F-86 Sabre. Lee Atwood, president of North American at the time, decided the time was right for the next revolutionary step—a supersonic fighter aircraft. Advanced aerodynamic research captured from German aircraft companies in the waning days of World War II convinced him that a supersonic fighter was both attainable and necessary to stay at the forefront of military aviation.

The F-100 Super Sabre was not only America’s first supersonic fighter, but in fact was the first in the world, predating the Soviet Union’s MiG-19 by five months. It would establish many firsts in its distinguished career, including numerous speed and altitude records in its heyday. This revolutionary aircraft would go on to find prominence as a potent fighter-bomber, shouldering yeoman’s duty admirably in Vietnam, before being retired in the early 1970s.

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