North American F-100A

A North American F-100A-1-NA Super Sabre, 52-5757 (the second production airplane) takes off at Los Angeles International Airport. (This airplane, flown by NAA test pilot Bob Hoover, crashed east of Palmdale, California, 7 July 1955, when he could not recover from a flat spin. Hoover safely ejected but teh Super Sabre was destroyed.) North American Aviatio

Takeoff of North American F-100A (S/N 52-5757, the second production F-100A). Note the original “short” vertical stabilizer. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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