F-100D Super Sabre

These photos were taken by Ben Brown  

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The 56 photos directly below were taken by Ben Brown

Not a great shot because I had to zoom in on the original so much, but shows soot-covered tail of the slot aircraft. McConnell AFB, 1967. Ben A. Brown, Jr. photo.  My father took this picture at McConnell AFB, 1967. This aircraft is now in the USAF Museum. B. A. Brown, Jr. photo.  Note gear doors are pinned closed. The nose gear door was usually open. The center main gear doors would fall open as hydraulic pressure bled off after engine was shut down.  Darker metal is titanium. 

 

right rear quarter view of "Thunderbird 6" Front view of "Thunderbird 6" Note folded pitot tube. Red object on top of nose is UHF antenna. Tail of aircraft, as viewed from right side.

 

From an F-100D cockpit trainer at the Paul S. Garber Facility in Washington, DC. From an F-100D cockpit trainer at the Paul S. Garber Facility in Washington, DC. From an F-100D cockpit trainer at the Paul S. Garber Facility in Washington, DC. F-100D cockpit trainer. Iím not sure how closely this matches operational F-100s but the pictures do show the gunsight well.

 

F-100D cockpit trainer. Iím not sure how closely this matches operational F-100s but the pictures do show the gunsight well. F-100D cockpit trainer. Iím not sure how closely this matches operational F-100s but the pictures do show the gunsight well. Orange pad not used on the real jet. That is where the parachute goes. The parachute was usually not left in the jet as depicted in the Monogram kit. guns: Same on all F-100s. F-100F only had the two inboard guns.

 

Nose Gear Nose Gear Nose Gear Nose Gear

 

Left main gear   Right main gear  Right main gear    Right main gear   

 

Right main gear 

Hydraulic actuator with red safety lock. Actuator not included on Monogram kit. Note color of gear well.

close up of inner hub, and mounting area Red thing is gear down lock on hydraulic actuator. This is installed on the ground to prevent accidental gear retraction.

 

center main gear doors: Two piece doors of the F-100D and F. Doors didnít hang straight down because they would interfere with the centerline store. The second panel was added so the main gear tire would clear the door. main gear bay: Usually painted dark interior green on F-100s. Forward mount for hook. Mounted on fuselage centerline. hook detail: Rust-colored part to left is the solenoid that releases the hook. Dark line coming from top of the picture is part of the track for the drag chute cable. Edges of drag chute bay doors are visible at upper right.

 

Hook guard: Hook guard and hook release.

Arrestor hook_tail skid: Tail skid retracted/extended with the landing gear. The hook was added after 1960.  Arrestor hook_tail skid: Tail skid retracted/extended with the landing gear. The hook was added after 1960. The triangular guard prevented accidental cable engagement.

Iris-type afterburner nozzle. Air National Guard F-100Ds were later fitted with an F-102-type burner, which was more reliable. 

 

Iris-type afterburner nozzle. Air National Guard F-100Ds were later fitted with an F-102-type burner, which was more reliable. Iris-type afterburner nozzle. Air National Guard F-100Ds were later fitted with an F-102-type burner, which was more reliable. J-57 AB ring: Inside the business end of a J-57 engine.

vertical stab, as viewed from the rear of the aircraft

 

 Not a great shot but shows the RHAWS antenna on the fuel vent fairing. Refuel probe aft mount: Refuel probe light: Light under refuel probe. Refuel probe tip:

 

R Inboard Slat Rail: 

Back sides of slat rails. Slats were retracted/extended by aerodynamic forces. They were usually pinned in the up position while on the ground. Underside of left slat. F-100 slats had 5 panels each. On the A and C all 5 panels were connected so they moved as one slat. The D and F had the inboard 3 connected and the outboard 2 so there were two panels per wing.

Back sides of slat rails. Slats were retracted/extended by aerodynamic forces. They were usually pinned in the up position while on the ground.

 

 

Static dissipator wick. Metal mount, plastic tube sheath covering what looks like cotton clothes line. Wing fence was only used on the F-100D and F. Pitot fold Break where pitot tube folds up to prevent damage while jet is parked. Usually has a canvas cover when folded. White bulge below intake lip is forward RHAWS antenna.

Pitot fold Break where pitot tube folds up to prevent damage while jet is parked. Usually has a canvas cover when folded. White bulge below intake lip is forward RHAWS antenna. 

 

Refueling light on side of fuselage fuel vent fairing: Very different from the A and C. RHAWS antenna was added to some jets, just above the white and orange nav lights. Antenna-like object is a static dissipator wick. Stencil on SEA-painted F-100s. Refueling light is just above white oxygen system data.

Anti-collision beacon and ARC-34 antenna, which was originally placed under nose next to pitot tube