North AmericanThe F-100 was the USAF's first operational aircraft capable of flying faster than the speed of sound (760 mph) in level flight. The prototype YF-100A made its initial flight on 25 May 1953 and the first production aircraft was completed on October 1953. Several world records for speed were set by F-100s flying from Edwards AFB. In October 1953, the prototype set a world speed record of 755 mph at low altitude and in 1955 an F-100C set a high altitude world speed record of 822.135 mph. Designed originally to destroy enemy aircraft in aerial combat, the F-100 later became a fighter-bomber. North American built 2, 294 F-100s before production ended in 1959. The USAF flew F-100s in Vietnam and many were flown by foreign Air Forces including Denmark, Taiwan and Turkey.
|Placed By||Air Force Flight Test Museum|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:14am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 409418 N 3859192|
|Decimal Degrees||34.87106667, -117.99108333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 52.264', W 117° 59.465'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 52' 15.84" N, 117° 59' 27.90" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1099 Rosamond Blvd, Eden CA 83325, US|
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