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FEATURE: WALKAROUND
F-100F Super Sabre
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Posted: Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 07:19 PM UTC
With almost 200 photographs on eight pages, meet F-100F-15-NA, 56-3948, sporting the markings of the wing commander, 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Myrtle Beach AFB.

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Video of this aircraft starting, taxing, and departing

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!


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Posted: Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 10:12 PM UTC
Frederick Boucher you are a star!!!!! Fantastic photos and I am really looking forward to the videos. Whats it like sitting in that cockpit? I presume thats your leg in the cockpit photos.
Many, many thanks for sharing. Now where did I leave my wallet so I can acquire a 1/72 F-100?
All the best.
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Posted: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 05:33 AM UTC
Bravo Fred! I for one really, really appreciate you taking the time to post this. I'll be building an F-100 early next year for the "Century Series" campaign and these spectacular photos will come in handy.

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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 11:50 AM UTC
Hi Tim,

Sorry for the late reply.

First, the F-100 video is now on the feature.

>>Whats it like sitting in that cockpit? I presume thats your leg in the cockpit photos.>>

Yes, my leg. Tried to get its pale puniness out the way LOL!

The cockpit is relatively roomy once I moved the pilot's helmet out of the way. The view front the cockpit is nothing like 3rd and later generation pilots. Heavy framing, lots of stuff piled up on the console over the instrument panel. Once you overlook those, you really can not see the nose of the jet, so there is good visibility beyond the appliances. The side consoles seem to be pretty easy to reach, except for the panels to the mid- and rear.

Of course, it was a thrill to sit there. Created a lot of "I wonder" moments.

All the best.

Fred
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 11:51 AM UTC

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Whats it like sitting in that cockpit?



Hi Tim,

Sorry for the late reply.

First, the F-100 video is now on the feature.

The cockpit is relatively roomy once I moved the pilot's helmet out of the way. The view front the cockpit is nothing like 3rd and later generation pilots. Heavy framing, lots of stuff piled up on the console over the instrument panel. Once you overlook those, you really can not see the nose of the jet, so there is good visibility beyond the appliances. The side consoles seem to be pretty easy to reach, except for the panels to the mid- and rear.

Of course, it was a thrill to sit there. Created a lot of "I wonder" moments.

All the best.

Fred