Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Hun



As a kid, one of my favorite aircraft was the F-100 Super Sabre, or "Hun" as she was known. Probably because these guys were flying her.

USAF Thunderbirds

In another post to honor Colonel "Bud" Day and his passing into legend, ladies and gentlemen, I give you "The Hun".





4 comments:

  1. In 1965 I saw the Thunderbirds flying the F-100s at Myrtle Beach AFB. The 354th TFW had the Huns at the time. I've since revisited one of those birds at the Air Force Museum (http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=575)

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    1. Probably around the same time period I first saw the Thunderbirds.

      I do need to get to that museum.

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  2. It's a tie for me as to which airframe the 'Birds looked best in: the Hun or the Phantom. I can definitely name the worst: the T-38. You could hardly see 'em in that tiny lil thing.

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    1. Oddly enough, though I worked on the Phantom for 7+ years, I never saw either the 'Birds or the Blues fly that particular aircraft.

      Though I do have first hand knowledge of what that jet can do. And have seen it do. Would have been nice to have seen a formation of six Phantoms do their thing!

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