Early Supersonic Jet: The Story Of The North American F-100 Super Sabre

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Summary The F-100 Super Sabre was the first fighter jet to fly at supersonic speeds during level flight. Despite not becoming as much of a household name as some other United States Air Force fighter jets, 2,300 Super Sabres were built and entered service globally. The F-100 distinguished itself in combat during the Vietnam War and was popular with air forces worldwide. On 25 May 1953, the North American F-100 Super Sabre entered the skies, performing its first test flight despite months of production setbacks caused by delays and factory strikes by employees of manufacturer North American Aviation. The F-100's...