|The F-100 was the first fighter to attain supersonic speed in level flight. With the new role
as a fighter/bomber the F-100C had improvements over the “A” variant such as a
strengthened wing with six hard-points to carry up to 5,000 pounds of bombs, rockets,
fuel tanks or a Mk. 7 nuclear weapon. The F-100C also received a new electronic
bombing system and an in-flight re-fueling probe. A new engine increased speed at
altitude by 40 mph and reduced time to climb to 35,000 feet by 10 percent.
The 188th TFS/150th TFG of the New Mexico ANG was called to active duty in late
January 1968 and in May 1968 began to deploy men and materiel to Tuy Hoa AB in
South Vietnam. It was an 11,000 miles trip requiring 3 re-fuels for their F-100s. F-100C
Super Sabre SK-737 “Miss Mynookie” was the personal aircraft of Lt. Col. Frederich Fink
C.O of the 188th TFS. During the 188th time in Vietnam, May 1968 until May 1969, they
flew 6,000 plus sorties.
Specifications for the F-100C Super Sabre:
Manufacturer – North American Aviation
Type of aircraft – originally a fighter - later a fighter/bomber
Number “C” models built – 476
Last aircraft produced – April 1956
Last aircraft accepted – July 1956
Crew – 1 X pilot
Engine – 1 X Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21 turbojet,
10,200 lb.s.t. dry / 16,000 lb.s.t. with afterburning.
Internal fuel capacity - 1702 US gal.
External tanks - 437 US gal.
Total – 2,139 US gal.
Empty - 19,270 lbs.
Maximum take-off – 32,615 lbs.
760 mph at sea level
924 mph at 35,000 ft.
Initial climb rate - 21,600 ft/minute
Climb to 35,000 ft - 2.3 minutes
Service ceiling - 38,700 ft
Combat ceiling - 49,100 ft
Normal range - 572 miles
Maximum range - 1954 miles
Wingspan - 38 ft 9 in
Length - 47 ft 1 1/4 in
Height - 15 ft 6 in
Wing area - 385 sq ft
4 X 20-mm Pontiac M-39 cannon,
plus external loads of up to 5000 pounds of bombs, rockets, or fuel tanks carried on six
under-wing hard points.
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F-100C Super Sabre
SK-737 "Miss Mynookie", 188th TFS
New Mexico ANG
Tuy Hoa AB, South Vietnam, 1968
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