second YF-100A (52-5755) is on display in the "Century
Circle" just outside the main gate at Edwards AFB.
This photo was taken late in the day 4 November, 2012.
On display at Lackland AFB is this very early F-100A (52-5759), photographed in September, 2000.
52-5773 is another F-100A, this one being displayed outside
the Confederate, er, sorry, the "Commemorative"
Air Force" in Midland, TX in September, 2007.
Note that all of these aircraft are missing the nose
probes. That seems to be rather common with Huns on
Photographed on September 23, 2011 F-100A 53-1533 is painted in the markings of the
27th Tactical Fighter Wing and displayed in Melrose, New
Mexico. The 27th flew F-100D and F-100F versions of
the Hun, not F-100A models.
F-100A 53-1600 is on display in Tucumcari, NM. Photographed the same day as 1533, it is not in nearly the same condition.
The 188th TFS, New Mexico Air National Guard, was one of the last units to fly the F-100C, converting to the A-7D in 1973. F-100C 54-1752 as it appeared at MASDC in 1979 with the "Tacos" wheeled road runner on the tail. This aircraft was later repainted as "54-1753" in the markings of the 322nd Fighter Day Group before being placed on display at Dyess AFB. The two middle photos of her were taken in August, 2001 and the last one in May, 2010. Many of the aircraft on display at Dyess were repainted, or touched up for the open house in 2010.
The actual "753" as displayed at the National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF). This aircraft was christened the "Susan Constant" while with the 322nd Fighter Day Group, Foster AFB, Texas. This aircraft has left the Air Force Museum and by 2004 was on display at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama where unfortunately this colorful scheme has deteriorated considerably.
Good Huns gone bad... F-100C 54-1803, MASDC 1979. In happier days, she had served with the NM ANG. Sometime after this she was exported to Turkey where supposedly she is on display at Sivrihisar.
F-100D 56-2912 (Left) as she appeared in 182nd TFS (TX ANG) markings when photographed at MASDC in 1979, when she was being removed from storage for conversion to a QF-100. In October 1982 she was at Tyndall AFB (center). By 1984 912 was based at Holloman AFB. (Bobby Porter)
of the 182nd TFS (TX-ANG) at MASDC in October, 1979.
The 118th TFS,
Connecticut ANG repainted the tan in the camo to form a
bird's head as a unique marking. The F-100D (55-3665)
has a more elaborate blue eyed bird, while the F-100F
(56-3801) is slightly more plain.
F-100D 55-2809, ex 175th TFS, SD ANG, on
display at the 1982 Davis Monthan open house.. This
aircraft was being "prepped" for QF-100 conversion.
F-100D 56-2826, 113th TFS, Indiana ANG, MASDC 1979.
F-100D 56-2827 184th TFS Arkansas ANG. MASDC 1979.
F100D 56-2920 107th TFS, Michigan ANG. MASDC 1979.
F100D 56-3093 128th TFS, Georgia ANG. An inscription on the nose of 093 reads "X THUNDERBIRD NO. 1", but in actuality it never served with the Thunderbirds. At some point the tail was damaged and replace with the tail of a former T-Bird number one aircraft. The green bird on the nose is a 49th FIS zap. She was also zapped by 434 Squadron as well.
Warbird... F-100F 56-3844 (N26AZ), painted in the markings
of the 188th FIS, NM ANG. This Hun is based at the El
Paso International Airport. (Photo: Jack
Callaway) 3844 has later repainted in Thunderbird
markings as in this 2005 photo. In 2011 she was sold
to the Collins Foundations and is sometimes flown at
Another Hun on
the civil registry is this F-100F, 56-3948. The first
photo shows her at Mojave, California in 1989 after
importation for the QF-100 program. She was not
converted and was later sold on the civilian market.
The second photo was taken by Jack Callaway at the El Paso
International Airport in March, 1999. She still
carries the registraion of N2011V.
The same F-100F one year apart: 56-3904 at Holloman AFB in October, 1991 while part of the QF-100 program and a year later at Holloman while flying with the U.S. Army for use in missile development.
another two seat Hun operated by the Army, photographed at
Holloman in October, 1993. After the end of the F-100
drone program some airframes became display aircraft.
This two seater
(56-3812) is displayed in Duncan, AZ.
inc operated several F-100s for target duties. F-100F
56-3971 (N419FS) was photographed in formation with a Flight
Systems F-86F (N89FS) at Holloman AFB in October, 1988 and
again on the ground in October, 1995.
F-100C 54-1951 of the 4758th Defense Systems Evaluation Squadron over Southern New Mexico. The 4758th DSES flew F-100Cs and Fs (along with B-57s) from Biggs AFB until 1966. The Huns were a common site in the skies over El Paso during that time and flew over my house when I was a small child. One of my earliest airshow memories is of my brother threatening to stuff me into the intake of a Hun. (USAF)
What started as the F-100B, became the F-107A.
During the time frame that many of these photos were taken,
the storage facility at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, was
referred to as the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition
Center (or MASDC). Sometime in the 1980s the name
became the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center
(AMARC). More recently it has changed to 309th
Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group
(AMARG). This is what many people call "the
Boneyard". The photos on this page and others that
show MASDC in the caption were taken there.
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