Independence in Montgomery County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
F-100F Super Sabre
Manufacturer: North American Aviation, Inc. from 1956 through 1959
Crew: Pilot and Weapons Officer
Primary Service: Vietnam War
Aircraft Classification: Fighter-Bomber
Length of Fuselage: 47.4 feet
Wingspan : 38.8 feet
Height: 16.2 feet
Weight: 34,832 lbs.
Engine: Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21A Turbojet
Thrust: 17,000 lbs.
Max Speed: 864 mph at 35,000 feet
Ceiling: 45,015 feet
Range: 1500 miles
Armament: Two 20mm Cannons and 7500 lbs External Stores
Air to Air and Air to Ground Missiles or two Atomic Bombs.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Industry & Commerce • War, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
Location. 37° 14.19′ N, 95° 42.163′ W. Marker is in Independence, Kansas, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Oak Street east of 5th Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is near the municipal pool near the entrance to Riverside Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Independence KS 67301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kayo's Boys (approx. 0.2 miles away); United Spanish War Veterans MemorialA. C. Stich Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. George Tann (approx. half a mile away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stoddard - Thompson Memorial Bell (approx. one mile away); Dewlen - Spohnhauer Memorial Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.