Aircraft Photo of 55-2879 / 52879 | North American F-100C Super Sabre | USA - Air Force | #286118
Registration / Serial"55-2879"
Alternate Serial52879
Military CodeFW-879
Aircraft Original TypeNorth American F-100 Super Sabre
Aircraft Generic TypeNorth American F-100 Super Sabre
Aircraft VersionNorth American F-100C Super Sabre
C/n (msn)214-1
Operator / TitlesUSA - Air Force
City / AirportAtwater - CastleMap
Region / CountryCalifornia, United States
Airport CodesICAO: KMER   IATA: MER   Local: MER   Other: -
CollectionCastle Air Museum
Photo Date22 September 2010
Photo byAad van der Voet
Photo ID: 286118
Photo Comment

Falsely painted as USAF F-100D 55-2879, this is actually the first production F-100C, USAF 53-1709. This aircraft was officially delivered to the USAF on 29 Oct 1954 but made its first flight on 17 Jan 1955. It was transferred to NACA (later NASA) on 4 Sep 1956, and retired in 1972 (last registration used was N703NA). In Sep 1972 it was donated to the San Jose State University for use as an instructional airframe. It stayed there until moved to the Castle Air Museum in 2003/2004, where it was restored in the fake markings seen here. It was first noted on display as such in Dec 2004.

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