F-100 Super Sabre (The Hun)
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I’ve about finished selling these old slides of my dads, so thought I’d start posting some of these pics in a series. Dad flew with a camera frequently and took some great air-to-air photos (as well as some stuff on the ground). I just finished arranging them into a 58 page picture book that I ordered from Shutterly – can’t wait to get it back!
After he finished his basic jet training in the T-33, he went through fighter training in the Hun at Luke AFT, AZ (where I was born) and at Nellis AFB, NM. Then his first fighter assignment was with the 478th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Cannon AFB, NM.
I have a soft spot for all the aircraft he flew, and besides my love-affair with the Rhino, the Hun is probably my next favorite. Elegant, and still has a “fighter form” that the 101 and 105 kinda lost to the interceptor/nuke delivery design.
That is him climbing into the cockpit.
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