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.