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F-100D Super Sabre 31 TFW/308 TFS, 1969 "Maj. Don Schmenk HA2102


F-100D Super Sabre 31 TFW/308 TFS, Tuy Hoa, RVN, late 1969 "Maj. Don Schmenk" by Hobby Master HA2012 in 1/72 scale die cast. Formed in February 1940 as the 31st Pursuit Group it became a TFW in 1957, the same year they converted to F-100Ds. The 31st TFW commanded five F-100 squadrons in South Vietnam. Major Don Schmenk of the 308th TFS, known as the “Emerald Knights” painted two names on the nose of his F-100D. One was Carol Ann his daughter and the other was "Mary Jane” along with a little mouse. The last name and mouse were in honor of his wife. The North American F-100 Supersabre served the USAF from 1954 to 1971 and the ANG until 1979. The F-100 commonly referred to as the “Hun”, a shortened version of “one hundred” was the first US fighter capable of attaining supersonic speed in level flight. The Hun was used extensively as close-air-support in South Vietnam.

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