F-100

The mysterious losses of Misty FAC F-100 Super Sabre crews in Vietnam

The mysterious losses of Misty FAC F-100 Super Sabre crews in Vietnam

The F-100 Super Sabre in Vietnam While the F-105 Thunderchief and F-4 Phantom II flew the majority of the fighter-bomber… Read More

3 months ago

B-52 pilot recalls when he and his crew had to eject after their BUFF was shot down by a USAF F-100 Super Sabre

‘I heard F-100 pilot 1st Lt. James W van Scyoc call "Look out! My Missile’s fired". We were on autopilot… Read More

6 months ago

F-100 Thunderbird pilot tells the story of when his Super Sabre exploded during the Bomb Burst after the wings came off due to fatigue damage in the wing center box

“I start the aggressive [6.5-G] pull into the vertical—and the aircraft explodes.... Any F-100 pilot who hears a loud 'BANG!'… Read More

9 months ago

Did you know the F-104 had not been the only “Widow Maker?” During the Cold War the MiG-19, MiG-21 and F-100 had high accident rates too

The F-104 was not the only fighter aircraft to have a high accident rate during the Cold War. The first… Read More

2 years ago

The story of George ‘Bud’ Day, MoH Recipient, first jet pilot to survive a `parachute-less’ ejection and first Commander of F-100 Misty FACs in Vietnam

In the search for an appropriate call-sign for the Commando Sabre sorties, Maj George 'Bud' Day remembered a song he… Read More

2 years ago

The Story of the First, Ill Fated F-100 Super Sabre Combat Mission of the Vietnam War

"The first F-100 combat mission was a disaster — what we used to call a 'group grope','' Capt Lloyd Houchin,… Read More

4 years ago

SLUF Vs Hun: former USAF pilot explains why the A-7 outclassed the F-100 in the ground attack role

"The mission was to drop bombs and destroy the target, and the A-7's ability to drop great bombs is unprecedented.… Read More

5 years ago

WHEN THE HUN WENT DOWNTOWN: THE STORY OF F-100’S ONLY ATTACK ON NORTH VIETNAMESE DEFENSES

The enemy gunners, undaunted by the repeated attacks, had continued to put up a fierce defensive fire. But the elusive… Read More

6 years ago

LEGENDARY MOONWALKER BUZZ ALDRIN SOARS OVER CAPE CANAVERAL IN A THUNDERBIRDS F-16

In 1969 Buzz Aldrin broke barriers and he set foot on the Moon On Apr. 2, 2017 retired Air Force… Read More

7 years ago