F-100D

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

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

10 months ago

The F-100 Super Sabre in Vietnam and the hazardous ‘Night Owl” CAS missions

"The usual method of becoming 'Night Owl Qualified' was strap an aircraft tightly to your body, takeoff with one of… Read More

6 years ago