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F-100C Super Sabre Col. George Laven Jr., 479th TFW HA2105


F-100C Super Sabre 1/72 Die Cast Model Wing Commander Col. George Laven Jr., 479th TFW. The 479th Wing Commander Colonel George "Ravin'" Laven Jr. selected a new F-100C for his personal aircraft. Its serial was 54-2076, the same last four digits of the P-38 he flew in 1942-43. In four years Colonel Laven logged over 2,000 hours and was the only military officer during that time to ever fly the aircraft. After several years the aircraft went to the New Mexico ANG who spent time in Vietnam. Upon returning to the US 2076 along with 91 other F-100Cs were sold to Turkey and flew until the early 1980's.
The North American F-100 Super Sabre was a single-engine jet fighter aircraft that served with the U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard. First flown on May 25, 1953, the F-100A entered operational service with the USAF in September 1954. It was capable of supersonic speed and made extensive use of titanium throughout the aircraft. During the Vietnam War, the F-100 flew extensively over South Vietnam as the primary close air support aircraft until it was replaced by the subsonic Vought A-7 Corsair II. It was also used by the air forces of several NATO nations and other U.S. allies. The F-100 was retired from service with the USAF in 1970 and by the Air National Guard in 1979.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 08 August, 2016.

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