North American F-100D Super Sabre, Aft Section

The F-100D was widely used in Vietnam. A typical mission found the F-100D approaching the target at very low altitude at approximately 500 mph. The pilot would then elevate the nose of the aircraft by using a 4G pull up. Partway into the "toss" maneuver, the computer would automatically release the bomb.

The F-100D was equipped with a Minneapolis-Honeywell MB-3 automatic pilot. This device provided the capability to allow the pilot to work with both hands on maps reading or weapons arming while the F-100D flew itself to the target. While flying in formation with other aircraft, the autopilot was not used. By the early 'sixties, the F-100D had been subjected to so many in-service modifications to correct its obvious deficiencies that no two F-100Ds were identical. Over five hundred were lost in accidents between mid-1956 and mid-1970, far more than were lost in combat in Vietnam.

Transferred from the USAF Michigan Air National Guard

Physical Description:
Aft section from F-100 removed for transport

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
North American Aircraft Company

Date
1956

Type
CRAFT-Aircraft Parts

Dimensions
Overall: 14 ft. 10 in. x 10 ft. x 18 ft. 6 in. (4.521m x 3.048m x 5.639m)

The F-100D was widely used in Vietnam. A typical mission found the F-100D approaching the target at very low altitude at approximately 500 mph. The pilot would then elevate the nose of the aircraft by using a 4G pull up. Partway into the "toss" maneuver, the computer would automatically release the bomb.

The F-100D was equipped with a Minneapolis-Honeywell MB-3 automatic pilot. This device provided the capability to allow the pilot to work with both hands on maps reading or weapons arming while the F-100D flew itself to the target. While flying in formation with other aircraft, the autopilot was not used. By the early 'sixties, the F-100D had been subjected to so many in-service modifications to correct its obvious deficiencies that no two F-100Ds were identical. Over five hundred were lost in accidents between mid-1956 and mid-1970, far more than were lost in combat in Vietnam.

Transferred from the USAF Michigan Air National Guard

Physical Description:
Aft section from F-100 removed for transport

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
North American Aircraft Company

Date
1956

Type
CRAFT-Aircraft Parts

Dimensions
Overall: 14 ft. 10 in. x 10 ft. x 18 ft. 6 in. (4.521m x 3.048m x 5.639m)

ID: A19781577018