F-100 Super Sabre

The F-100 underwent numerous modifications during its lifetime. Maintenance, performance, and reliability were not particularly noteworthy features of the early F-100’s.

The F-100F Wild Weasel was tasked with locating and destroying North Vietnamese enemy air defenses. The F-100 Super Sabre logged 360,283 combat sorties during the Vietnam War and its wartime operations came to end on 31 July 1971.

After the F-100 Super Sabre was withdrawn from fighter service, a large number were converted into remote-controlled drones (QF-100) under the USAF Full Scale Aerial Target (FSAT) program for use as targets for various anti-aircraft weapons, including missile-carrying fighters and fighter-interceptors, with FSAT operations being conducted primarily at Tyndall AFB, Florida.

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Aircraft Nose Art

Aircraft nose art has long been a military institution. First appearing in the form of a sea monster on the front of an Italian flying boat in 1913, through WWII, Vietnam, and on to today, Nose Art catalogs and presents it all.

Hundreds of detailed illustrations through the decades give the full picture of the evolution and history of these mini-murals. From early shark and tiger mouths below front propellers, to historical logos and Loony Toons characters, to the modern banning of nude pinups, author Allan Burney explores this incredible subject in detail.

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