The North American F-100 Super Sabre was an American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard (ANG) until 1979. The first of the Century Series of USAF jet fighters, it was the first USAF fighter capable of supersonic speed in level flight. Adapted as a fighter bomber, the F-100 was supplanted by the Mach two class F-105 Thunderchief for strike missions over North Vietnam. The F-100 flew extensively over South Vietnam as the air force’s primary close air support jet. In its later life, it was often referred to as the Hun, a shortened version of “one hundred”. It has a maximum speed of 864 mph and a range of 1,995 mi. It carries an armament consisting of 4× 20 mm (0.787 in) Pontiac M39A1 revolver cannons, a combination of missiles consisting of 4 AIM-9 Sidewinder, 2 AGM-12 Bullpups or 4 LAU-3/A 2.75″ unguided rocket dispensers and upto 7,040 lb of bombs.
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