Air Power Series>1:72 die-cast display model>F-100>HA2109

F-100C Skyblazers 54-2009, 1961 "Captain Pat Kramer"
General Background
The North American F-100 Supersabre served the USAF from 1954 to 1971 and the ANG until 1979. The F-100 commonly referred to as the “Hun”, a shortened version of “one hundred” was the first US fighter capable of attaining supersonic speed in level flight. The Hun was used extensively as close-air-support in South Vietnam.
The Aircraft
The "Skyblazers" were the USAF demonstration team representing the United States Air Forces Europe (USAFE) from the late 1940s through the 1950s. This team was formed in early 1949 by a group of 22d Fighter Squadron pilots from the 36th Fighter Wing at Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base in Germany. The Skyblazers were disbanded in January 1962 when their home squadron was rotated back to the United States and their assigned aircraft transitioned from F-100C to the F-105 Thunderchief.
Specifications :
Crew: 1
Length: 50 ft (15.2 m)
Wingspan: 38 ft 9 in (11.81 m)
Height: 16 ft² 2¾ in (4.95 m)
Wing area: 400 ft² (37 m²)
Empty weight: 21,000 lb (9,500 kg)
Loaded weight: 28,847 lb (13,085 kg)
Maximum take off weight: 34,832 lb (15,800 kg)
Engine Performance:  
Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21/21A turbojet
Dry thrust: 10,200 lbf (45 kN)
Thrust with afterburner: 16,000 lbf (71 kN)
Aspect ratio: 2 3.76
Drag area: 5.0 ft² (0.46 m²)
Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.0130
Maximum speed: 750 kn (864 mph, 1,390 km/h)
Range: 1,733 NM (1,995 mi, 3,210 km)
Service ceiling: 50,000 ft (15,000 m)
Rate of climb: 22,400 ft/min (114 m/s)
Wing loading: 72.1 lb/ft² (352 kg/m²)
Thrust/weight: 0.55
Lift-to-drag ratio: 13.9
Guns: 4× 20 mm (0.787 in) M39 cannon
Missiles: 4× AIM-9 Sidewinder Missiles or GAM-83 Bullpup Missile
Bombs: 7,040 lb (3,190 kg) of weapons, including:
Conventional bombs or
Mk. 7 nuclear bomb or
Mk. 28 nuclear bomb or
Mk. 38 nuclear bomb or
Mk. 43 nuclear bomb or
Mk. 57 nuclear bomb or
Mk. 61 nuclear bomb