The Legendary F-100 Super Sabre: America's First Supersonic Jet

April 22, 2021 Topic: F-100 Region: Americas Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: F-100Super SabreSupersonic JetUSAFFighter Jet

The Legendary F-100 Super Sabre: America's First Supersonic Jet

The plane saw service until 1980.

America’s first supersonic jet did not excel as a fighter and had beastly accident rate—but it still pioneered revolutionary new technologies and tactics, and ended up doing much of the grunt work supporting hard-pressed ground forces in the Vietnam War.

Sébastien Roblin holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the United States. He currently writes on security and military history for War Is Boring.

This article first appeared in September 2018.

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