Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
F-100D-25NA (56-2927)  Super Sabre
309th TFS, 31st TFW, Vietnam 1970
"Thor's Hammer"
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
brake parachute failures, electrical problems, 500 of the 1,274 F- 100Ds that
were built were lost mostly due to these failures.

The 309th TFS “Dusty Ducks” arrived at Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam on December 6,
1966 and remained there until September 8, 1970. The 31st TFW commanded five F-100
squadrons and was the most important F-100 wing in South Vietnam. It flew interdiction
strikes, reconnaissance, rescue combat patrol and attacked enemy anti-aircraft locations.
The 31st TFW squadrons took part in the Tet Offensive, the Siege of Khe Sanh and the
extraction of friendly troops from Kham Duc. The 31st reached 100,000 combat sortie
milestone in September 1969. In 1970 the 309th returned to Homestead AFB and began
flying the F-4.

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
31st TFW
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