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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

North American F-100D "Super Sabre"

1956-1959

 
 
North American F-100D "Super Sabre" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
1. North American F-100D "Super Sabre" Marker
Inscription.  
Type: Supersonic Interceptor
Weight: 38,048 lbs, loaded
Armament: Four - M39 20mm Cannon, Two - GAM-83A Bulldog Missiles, Four - GAR-8 Sidewinder Missiles, Rockets, Special Stores and/or up to 7,040 lbs External Stores
Engine: Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21, 16,500 lb Thrust
Max Speed: 926.6 mph
Range: 1,970 miles
Service Ceiling: 55,000 ft
Crew: 1
Number Built: 1,274

Replacing the F-102 in the Louisiana Air National Guard 59th Fighter Wing, the F-100 was the descendant of the successful "Sabre” series of the Korean War and saw extensive use in Vietnam. Its features included the first auto-pilot for supersonic jet and a low altitude bombing system.

This aircraft (SN: 56-3020) is on loan from the United States Air Force Museum. Object ID# 666268
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, KoreanWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 29° 57.581′ N, 90° 0.338′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Chenault Boulevard

North American F-100D "Super Sabre" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, September 11, 2020
2. North American F-100D "Super Sabre" Marker
near North Claiborne Avenue (State Highway 39). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4209 Chenault Boulevard, New Orleans LA 70117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McDonnell Douglas F-15A "Eagle" (a few steps from this marker); M75 Armored Personnel Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker); N/TSW-7C Air Traffic Control Center (within shouting distance of this marker); M19A1 "Duster" (within shouting distance of this marker); M20 Scout Car "Greyhound" (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas A-26B Invader "Solid" Nose (within shouting distance of this marker); M161A "Half Track" (within shouting distance of this marker); Beech AT-11 "Kansan" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker.
Located on the grounds of the Louisiana National Guard, Jackson Barracks base. The Ansel M. Stroud Jr. Military History & Weapons Museum is located on site. Museum is opened M-Sat 10-4. Highly recommend checking before a visit to make sure base/museum is opened and accessible to civilians, as it is an active military base.
 
Also see . . .  Geaux Guard Museum website. (Submitted on January 1, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 1, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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