Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA2104
North American F-100A Super Sabre
RoCAF, 499th TFW
(often referred to in some publications as the 2nd TFW), 1977
True 1/72 scale

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
THESE ARE PRE-PRODUCTION
PICTURES NOT THE FINISHED MODEL
The F-100A was notorious for difficult handling with a tendency to go into a flat spin
forcing the pilot to eject. Even then there was a possibility of the aircraft striking the pilot.
Another problem was a tendency for the J-57 engines to flame out causing several
crashes. The F-100A finally became operational with the USAF in September 1955 but in
1958 the accident prone F-100A began a phase out that was completed in 1961. By this
time 47 of the 203 F-100As were lost in accidents.


The RoCAF (Republic of China Air Force) on Taiwan was the only air force other than
the USAF to use the F-100As. 15 F-100As arrived in 1959 followed by 65 in 1960.
Another 38 former ANG aircraft followed bringing the number of F-100As to 118. The
RoCAF ended up with over 50% of all F-100As produced. Patterned after the USAF the
RoCAF is organized into Wing/Group/Squadron. The 499th TFW (often referred to in
some publications as the 2nd TFW), 11th Fighter Group comprised of the 41st, 42nd,
43nd TFS. On November 1, 2004, the 41st and 42nd TFS were upgraded to the TFG
status as part of a large restructuring.


      North American F-100A Super Sabre

Role – Designed as a single-seat day time air superiority fighter

Dimensions
Length – 47ft 1.25in   (14.3 m)
Height – 15ft 6in   (4.7 m)
Wing span – 38ft 10in   (11.8 m)
Wing area - 385 sq. ft   (35.76 sq. m)


Weights
Empty - 18,185 lb   (8,247 kg)
Maximum - 32,500 lb   (14,739 kg)

Performance
Engine – Pratt & Whitney J57-P-7 (A/B 14,800Lb) / thrust  9,700 lb   (4,399 kg)

Fuel
Internal fuselage tanks – 1294 gallons   (4898.32 L)
External drop tanks - 2 X 275 gallons each   (1040.98 L each)


Speed
Cruise - 587 mph   947 km/h   (512 kt)
Maximum - 848 mph   1,369 km/h   (740 kt)
Climb rate - 23,800 ft/min   (7,253 m/min)

Ceiling
Service - 44,900 feet   (13685.52 m)
Combat - 51,000 ft   (15,544 m)

Range
Normal - 358 miles   (576.14 km)
Maximum - 1294 miles   (2082.49 km)

Armament
4 X 20-mm Pontiac M-39 cannon in lower fuselage below the cockpit / 200 rounds per
gun, RoF 1,500 rpm – muzzle velocity 3,300 fps.
2 X under-wing stations for bombs as large as 1000 pounds   (373.24 kg).
42nd
TFS
RoCAF
roundel
Taiwan
flag
499th Tactical Fighter
Wing (also referred to
as 2nd TFW)
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