This model comes crisply molded in silver and clear with our famous clear swivel stand. The F-100C Super Sabre The North American F-100 Super Sabre is an American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard 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, clocked at 822 miles per hour. The F‑100 was designed by North American Aviation as a higher-performance follow-on to the F-86 Sabre air-superiority fighter. The F-100C was powered by a Pratt and Whitney J-57 Turbo-jet engine with an afterburner and is rated in the 10,000-pound thrust class. It had a wingspan of 38 feet with the wings sweeping back at an angle of 45 degrees and an overall length of 47 feet. Its armament consists of 4 x 20mm cannons and its firepower can be further increased by the use of externally mounted rockets. Adapted as a fighter bomber, the F-100 was superseded by the high-speed Republic F-105 Thunderchief for strike missions over North Vietnam.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 until being replaced by the more efficient subsonic LTV A-7 Corsair II. The F‑100 also served in other NATO air forces and with other U.S. Allies.