F-100C Super Sabre

These photos were taken by Ben Brown

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Photos of bare metal Hun were taken at Warner Robbins AFB Museum near Macon, GA, 
The 40 photos directly below were taken by Ben Brown

This Hun at Warner Robbins AFB Museum near Macon, GA. Jet is now camouflaged. 1

Nose gear door: Usually painted silver

Nose gear bay... Red thing is gear down lock

 

Underside: broken UHF antenna, clear nav light, nose gear doors, red beacon. Gun ports are faired over on this Hun.

 main gear actuator: red thing is gear down lock to prevent accidental retraction while on ground. Hook is the uplock.

Canopy: Note the “roll-bar”-like structure aft of the seat. This is part of the canopy defogging system. The D has a different set-up.

Canopy: Note the “roll-bar”-like structure aft of the seat. This is part of the canopy defogging system. The D has a different set-up.

 

 335 pylon: Note the leading edge of the pylon curves inboard. 

335-gallon drop tank. Made by adding a 28” plug to a 275-gallon drop tank, just forward of the pylon. 

Install instructions: Placard on drop tank pylon.

FWD hook mount: Forward mount for arrestor hook on fuselage centerline. Panel just forward (to left in photo) is for ground power & air hookups. Odd –shaped panel to left of mount is for cartridge starter.

 

L formation light: clear light found on all F-100s. 

L wing: Yellow circle on fuselage is grounding point. HP bypass door is above & slightly aft of star. L aileron: Note 2nd filler cap on drop tank. Fuel filler door in aft of wing where green paint dips into lt. grey paint. L wing root

 

L aileron: Note the F-100C has no flaps! 335 tank: rear view L wing tip: Red light & static wick. 2

 

Drag chute doors: Note guard to protect emergency arrestor hook (removed). Hook angled to the left on the C, to the right on the D. Chute cable cover: Small metal tabs cover the track that holds the drag chute cable. Found on the left side of the fuselage only. The cable runs from the chute bay under the fuselage to the base of the tail. F-100C Fuel Vent Fairing: The vent sticks out of the flat bottom of the fairing.  The string is the static dissipater wick. F-100C Fuel Vent Fairing: The vent sticks out of the flat bottom of the fairing.  The string is the static dissipater wick.

 

tail pipe: Iris-type afterburner was used on all F-100s. The D & F were later fitted with an F-102-type while in ANG service. 

Tailpipe: Close up of edge of tailpipe.

 

Tail pipe: Hinged panels at base of tail opens when drag chute is deployed. This Hun at Warner Robbins AFB Museum near Macon, GA. Jet is now camouflaged.

 

F-100C Fuel Vent Fairing: The vent sticks out of the flat bottom of the fairing.  The string is the static dissipater wick. This Hun at Warner Robbins AFB Museum near Macon, GA. Jet is now camouflaged. Tail skid: Raises & lowers with landing gear. Gear bay aft: Aft wall of main gear bay.

 

Gear bay fwd: Forward wall of main gear bay.

 

Center main gear door: Note the D-shaped dent in the door to clear the brake. The A and C had a one-piece door that hung straight down when open, while the D had a two piece door. 3

R wing tip: Blue light lens & static wick.

 

 

beacon: Anti-collision beacon on fuselage spine. R 335 pylon: Sway brace allows tank to swing out & away from wing when tank is jettisoned. HP bypass door: Found on both sides of fuselage. Allowed excess air from engine compressor section to be dumped overboard at low power settings. See photo of Thunderbird Six in D walk around, just above fuselage national insignia.

Canopy: Note the “roll-bar”-like structure aft of the seat. I think this is part of the canopy defogging system. The D has a different set-up.