The F-100 was the USAF first supersonic fighter. It made its initial flight on May 25, 1953, and the first production aircraft was completed in October 1953. The Super Sabre became the first fighter to attain level flight supersonic speed, doing so during its maiden flight Oct. 29, 1953. The F-100 became operational in Sept. 1954. North American built 2,294 F-100s before production ended in 1959.The F-100D was a version of F-100 family, she benefited from a number of improvements, including increased wing and vertical tail area, additional electronic equipment, autopilot, provision for "Buddy" tanker refueling equipment, two 450 gallon external tanks, and inboard landing flaps.
- Highly detailed cockpit, engine with compressor section, wings with separately molded leading edge slats and flaps/ailerons, complete intake trunking, gun bays, separate aft fuselage section with service dolly, hinged rudder, boarding ladder, vinyl tires and ammunition belts, white metal undercarriage and nose ballast, film instrument faces plus optional position speed brakes and canopy.
- Choice of 2 types of refueling probe, extended or stowed pilot tube and photo-etch parts (compressor blades, belts/harnesses, wing fences and additional fine details).
- Expansive colorful decals for 1967 USAF Thunderbirds: Captain Merrill McPeak's No 6 with fuselage codes for aircraft 1 through 7 - includes instrument panel and console markings and stencil data.