Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
North American F-100D Supersabre, 27th TFW / 416th TFS
Bien Hoa, RVN, July 1966 "Lt. Col. Harold Comstock"
Professionally painted

Great attention to detail

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)

Option to display the model on a stand that is provided

Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions

Optional armament has been provided

Canopy displays open or closed

Pilot figure

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic

Highly collectable
The North American F-100 Super Sabre served the USAF from 1954 to 1971
and the ANG until 1979. The F-100 commonly referred to as the “Hun”, a
shortened version of “one hundred” was the first US fighter capable of
attaining supersonic speed in level flight. The Hun was used extensively as
close-air-support in South Vietnam. The F-100 suffered from landing gear and
were built were lost mostly due to these failures.

Harold Elwood “Bunny” Comstock became a WWII ace with 5 destroyed
aircraft in the air, 2 on the ground. He also had 1 probable, seven damaged
and 22 locomotives. After WWII Comstock commanded the 389th FBS of F-
86s and then the 481st TFS flying F-100s. Comstock continued his F-100 flying
while commanding the 481st TFS, 27th FW during 2 tours in Vietnam. During
30 years of military service Comstock retired a Colonel awarded a DFC with 6
OLC (Oak-Leaf-Clusters), the Purple Heart, Presidential Citation and
numerous other awards.

Specifications North American Aviation (F-100D)

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)
Maximum take-off weight: 34,832 lb (15,800 kg)

Engine Performance
Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21/21A turbojet
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

Maximum speed: 750 kn (864 mph, 1,390 km/h)
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 ratio: 13.9

Guns: 4× 20 mm (0.787 in)  M39 cannon
Missiles: 4× AIM-9 Sidewinder Missiles or GAM-83 Bullpup Missile
Bombs: 7,040 lb (3,190 kg) of weapons, including
Conventional bombs or
Mk. 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

Minneapolis-Honeywell MB-3 automatic pilot
AN/AJB-1B low-altitude bombing system
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