The Mission of the Friends of the Super Sabre is to PRESERVE the history of the North American Aviation F-100 Super Sabre; to HONOR those who served with it; and to INSPIRE others to service beyond self. The FSS’s primary objective is to facilitate the development and operation of the F-100 Super Sabre Memorial Exhibit (F-100 SSME). To that end, the FSS will collect artifacts and memorabilia for the F-100 Super Sabre Memorial Exhibit at the Military Aviation Preservation Society (MAPS) Air Museum located at the Akron/Canton Airport, OH.

The GOAL of the Friends of the Super Sabre is to gather all five variants of the F-100 Super Sabre for display in the Museum. These aircraft include:

The F-100A was first produced in May, 1953 and 207 aircraft were manufactured.

The F-100C started production in October 1954 and 451 were manufactured.

The F-100D started production in November 1955 and 1299 were manufactured.

The F-100F started production in January 1957 and 399 were manufactured.

The QF-100D/F variant included selected Ds and Fs that were converted to remotely piloted vehicles. These began production in 1983 and continued to operate through 1998.

The F-100 SSME will display all the memorabilia of those who donate to the FSS as well as all the artifacts, support equipment, components, etc, that can be acquired and assembled. Moreover, this will include all publications, technical orders, books, magazines, articles, pamphlets, etc. which will reside in the MAPS Library. The entire history and life of the F-100 and the men who flew and maintained her will eventually reside in the Museum proper.

The museum facility will include the aircraft, memorabilia, and artifact displays as well as a collection of books, documents, films and videos of the F-100 and personal displays of the careers of the men who served with her.

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  1. Anne Cohagan-Coleman
    Anne Cohagan-Coleman says:

    I am so proud for everyone about this site and the forward moving of the FSS. I’m just sick that my health and the tremendous loss of Bob Dunham had to occur in this exciting time. I remain loyal to the cause! Many thanks to all…

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    • Anne Coleman
      Anne Coleman says:

      I keep watching this site for all the magnificent work that’s being done for the memory of the great pilots and the airframes they loved. As the daughter of a fighter pilot and co-founder of the FSS… See you soon!

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  2. Mike Dean
    Mike Dean says:

    This is the GO to site for the F-100 Super Sabre. Complete, accurate, informative. For those that have served with this iconic aircraft, it is a HONOR. To preserve its legacy is a privilege and rewarding experience, I encourage you to join the FSS on this journey.

    Visit the MAPS Air Museum in Canton Ohio for a up close experience of F-100 D 56-3081.

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  3. Pam Dunham
    Pam Dunham says:

    This is such an exciting time for our FSS members! Our one of a kind exhibits at MAPS will bring to life, and share the history, respect and admiration we have for all who served with the F100! Our children, grand-children, great grand-children, friends, and everyone that enjoys aviation history will have a place…to be reunited with our Hero’s!

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  4. Mike Dean
    Mike Dean says:

    I just viewed the recent refinements of the afterburner on 081 at MAPS. Ken and Jim at MAPS fabricated a replica of a J-57-P21 burner to near perfect – WOW! what a job. Check it out under “Resources”, you will find the eyelids patina to appear as the real thing. Down the tail pipe you will see the spray-bars, tail cone, and last stage of compressor blades. Boy these guys are GOOD!!

    Post your comments and let us know what you think.

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  5. Mike Dean
    Mike Dean says:

    JUST VIEWED THE RECENT ADDITION OF “HUN” NOSE ART TO THE SITE. A GREAT ADDITION THAT DEMONSTRATES THE PRIDE THE PILOTS AND CREW CHIEFS HAD WAY BACK WHEN, YET STILL RESONATES TODAY. A BIG THANKS TO “HUN’ DRIVER AND FSS MEMBER DON SCHMENK FOR HIS THOUGHTFUL CONTRIBUTION.

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  6. George Schnyer
    George Schnyer says:

    The map needs to be updated with a red F-100A symbol to recognize that 52-5761is located at the New England Air Museum located at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

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    • Bob Weston
      Bob Weston says:

      Hello George,

      Thank you for making a comment about 52-5761.

      I believe I have the information correct on the map. Please check it again for me.

      Thanks,

      Bob Weston

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    • Bob Weston
      Bob Weston says:

      Ken,
      F-100A 52-5761 is included in the on the Northeast US map. You can zoom in closer as the map symbol is slightly hidden by another Hun marker or use the search window to the bottom right of the map.
      Thanks for checking out the FSS web site. Hope you enjoyed the information and pictures.
      Bob Weston

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  7. Andrew Gosser
    Andrew Gosser says:

    Have a bunch of 100 d stuff from my Dad (Capt D K Gosser) from his production test days at NAA if your interested. Over 500 hrs and never had one quit on him …

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    • Mike Dean
      Mike Dean says:

      Andrew: I did not know you made an offer to donate your fathers NAA materials form his production/test days. With out a doubt we could use these items. Of the 21 displays we have chosen to feature the 45 yr. life cycle of the F-100 the first display addresses the production and test flights conducted by NAA. Please contact me at 484-639-1189 to discuss further. Thanks, Mike

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  8. William J. Hosmer
    William J. Hosmer says:

    I flew the F-100 A,C.D.and F. I flew at Nellis in the training business and flew Left Wing on the Thunderbird Team in the C
    model. Flew the D and F in Vietnam at Tuy Hoa AB Vietnam. Flew about 2300 hours in the HUN, some time in the F-86,
    and about 500 hours in the Thud, including time at Korat, Thailand during the war.
    Ejected from a C model while on the Thunderbirds when it flamed out at low altitude, flew what was the spare for
    the rest of my tour which was the 1961-63 time frame. Bill Hosmer

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    • Mike Dean
      Mike Dean says:

      Hoz:
      Thanks for your post, did you know we have the BAR BELL from the 308TFS at Tuy Hoa. It will be displayed in the Super Sabre Memorial Exhibit at the MAPS Air Museum in Canton, Ohio. Come see it and we’ll toast!!

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