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 provided.

Canopy can be displayed open or closed.

Pilot figure included.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
F-100D-35-NH "Super Sabre" s/n 55-2739
French Air Force EC 4/11 "Jura", Djibouti 1978
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 brake parachute failures, electrical problems, 500 of the
1,274 F- 100Ds that were built were lost mostly due to these failures.

In 1973 the French Air Force created the squadron EC 4/11 “Jura” equipped with
12 F-100Ds. They were based near the Red Sea at Air Base 188, in the French
protectorate of Djibouti. On May 24,1978 Jura’s F-100Ds had flown 100,000 hours so to
commemorate this an aircraft was painted with a shark’s mouth. It was so popular that
the remaining 11 F-100Ds were given the same paint scheme and were referred to as
the “Sharks of the Red Sea”. The F-100Ds were replaced by Mirage IIIs in 1978.
Specifications for the F-100D

Primary function


1 X Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21/21A turbojet, 10,200 dry and 16,000 with

Wingspan 38 ft 9 in
Length - 50 ft 0 in
Height - 16 ft 2 3/4 in
Wing area - 400 sq. ft.

Maximum speed - 770 mph at sea level (clean), 864 mph (Mach 1.3) at 36,000 ft (clean).
Initial climb rate - 19,000 ft/min. An altitude of 35,000 ft could be attained in 2.3 minutes.
Service ceiling - 36,100 ft, combat ceiling 47,700 ft, absolute ceiling 50,000 ft.
Normal range - 534 mi, maximum range 1,995 mi.
Fuel capacity – 1,739 US gallons internally, total of 2,139 gallons if maximum external
fuel is carried.

Empty - 21,000 lbs
Gross - 28,847 lbs
Maximum T/O - 34,832 lbs

4 X 20-mm Pontiac M-39 cannon
6 X under-wing pylons for up to 7,040 lbs of bombs, fuel tanks, or rockets.
1 X MK-28 or Mk-43/57/61 nuclear weapon could be carried.
In later versions, 4 X AIM-9B/E/J Sidewinder air-to-air infrared homing missiles could be
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