Paul V. Galvin Library resources features history news information search
Illinois Institute of Technology


F-100D Schematic


Specifications

The F-100 was the first operational aircraft capable of flying faster than sound (760 mph).


Wright Air Development Center Digital Collection
features > aircraft > century series fighters

Aircraft - Century Series Fighters (U.S.A.)

Century Series Aircraft in Flight
Century Series Aircraft in Flight

The Century Series aircraft were, in part, developed at the WADC.  They were designed to be fast, powerful fighter aircraft.  In addition to this purpose, they were used by the WADC in their studies in all-weather flying.  These studies looked at things such as lightning strikes, clear air turbulence, ice, etc. and its effect on aircraft and pilots.

F-100C "Super Sable"
F-100C "Super Sabre"

F-101B In Flight     F-101B Schematic
F-101B

F-102A F-102A
F-102A

F-104C F-104C Schematic
F-104C

F-105
F-105

F-106
F-106

F-107
F-107

 

Specifications

F-100C "Super Sable"

F-100D "Super Sable"

Span: 38 ft. 10 in.
Length: 53 ft. 11 in. (with pilot boom extended); 47 ft. (with boom folded)
Height: 15 ft. 6 in.
Weight: 36,549 lbs. max.
Armament: Four M39 20mm cannons and 42 2.75-inch rockets or 5,000 lbs. of bombs
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney J57 of 16,000 lbs. thrust with afterburner
Cost: $664,000
Serial number: 54-1753

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 900 mph.
Cruising speed: 600 mph.
Range: 1,350 miles
Service Ceiling: 51,000 ft.

 

Span: 38 ft. 10 in.
Length: 54 ft. 2 in.
Height: 16 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 38,048 lbs. loaded
Armament: Four M-39 20 mm. cannons, two GAM-83A Bulldog missiles, four GAR-8 sidewinder missiles, rockets, special stores, and/or a maximum of 7040 lbs. of bombs.
Engine: Pratt & Whitney J-57-P-21 (or -P-21A) of 16,000 lbs. thrust with afterburner
Cost: $704,000

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 926.6 mph
Cruising speed: 590 mph.
Range: 1,970 miles
Service Ceiling: 55,000 ft.

F-101B "Voodoo" F-101C "Voodoo"
Span: 39 ft. 8 in.
Length: 71 ft. 1 in.
Height: 18 ft. 0 in.
Weight: 52,400 lbs. max.
Armament: Two AIR-2A rockets plus two AIM-4 guided missiles
Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney J57-P-55s of 16,900 lbs. thrust ea. (with afterburner)
Crew: Two
Cost: $1,819,000
Serial number: 58-325
C/N: 697

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 1,095 mph.
Cruising speed: 545 mph.
Range: 1,754 miles
Service Ceiling: 52,100 ft.

 

Span: 39 ft. 8 in.
Length: 69 ft. 3 in.
Height: 18 ft. 0 in.
Weight: 51,000 lbs. max.
Armament: One MK-28 or MK-43 thermonuclear bomb
Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney J57s of 15,000 lbs. thrust each with afterburner
Cost: $1,276,245
Serial number: 56-166
C/N: 127

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 1,000 mph.
Cruising Speed: 550 mph.
Range: 2,060 miles
Service Ceiling: 45,800 ft.

 

F-102A "Delta Dagger" F-104C "Star Fighter"
Span: 38 ft. 1 in.
Length: 68 ft. 4 in. (including boom)
Height: 21 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 31,559 lbs. max.
Armament: 24 unguided 2.75 inch rockets and six guided missiles
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney J57 of 16,000 lbs. thrust with afterburner
Cost: $1,184,000
Serial number: 56-1416

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 810 mph.
Cruising speed: 600 mph.
Range: 1,000 miles
Service Ceiling: 55,000 ft.

Span: 21 ft. 11 in.
Length: 54 ft. 10 in.
Height: 13 ft. 6 in.
Weight: 27,853 lbs. max.
Armament: One M-61 20mm cannon, two air-to-air missiles; nuclear or conventional bombs
Engine: One General Electric J-79 of 15,800 lbs. thrust with afterburner
Crew: One
Cost: $1,471,000
Serial number: 56-914
C/N: 383-1202

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 1,320 mph.
cruising Speed: 575 mph.
Range: 1,250 miles
Service Ceiling: 58,000 ft.

F-105D "Thunderchief" F-105G "Thunderchief"
Span: 34 ft. 11 in.
Length: 64 ft. 5 in.
Height: 19 ft. 8 in.
Weight: 52,838 lbs. max.
Armament: One M61 Vulcan 20mm cannon and more than 12,000 lbs. of ordnance
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W of 24,500 lbs thrust with afterburner
Cost: $2,136,668

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 1,390 mph.
Cruising speed: 778 mph.
Range: 2206 miles
Service Ceiling: 51,000 ft.

Span: 34 ft. 11 in.
Length: 67 ft. 0 in.
Height: 20 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 54,580 lbs. max.
Armament: One M61 20mm Vulcan cannon plus 14,000 pounds of ordnance--conventional bombs, rocket packs, missiles and special weapons
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W of 26,500 lbs. thrust with afterburner
Cost: $2,237,000
Serial number: 63-8320

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 831 mph
Cruising speed: 596 mph.
Range: 1,500 miles
Service Ceiling: 50,000 ft.


 
F-106A "Delta Dart" F-107A
Span: 38 ft. 4 in.
Length: 70 ft. 9 in.
Height: 20 ft. 4 in.
Armament: One AIR-2A Genie air-to-air nuclear missile and four AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missiles.
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney J75-P-17 of 24,500 lbs. thrust with afterburner
Crew: One
Cost: $3,305,435
Serial Number: 58-787

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: 1,525 mph
Cruising speed: 650 mph.
Range: 1,500 miles
Service Ceiling: 53,000 ft.

Span: 36 ft. 7 in.
Length: 60 ft. 10 in.
Height: 19 ft. 8 in.
Weight: 41,537 lbs. max.
Armament: Four 20mm cannons, 108 2.75 in. rockets and up to 4,000 lbs. of bombs
Engine: Pratt & Whitney J75 of 23,500 lbs. thrust (with afterburner)
Crew: One
Serial number: 55-5119
C/N: 212-2

PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed: Mach 2-plus
Cruising speed: 600 mph.
Range: 1,570 miles
Service Ceiling: 48,000 ft.

 

Source: U.S. Air Force Museum

 

Contact2005 IIT
Paul V. Galvin Library   35 W. 33rd St.   Chicago, IL   60616   312.567.3616