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North American F-100D Super Sabre

28.1k ChiChiWerx  3.5 years ago
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“Hey, Joe! Did you hear? We’re getting the hottest ship around, the North American F-100 Super Sabre, otherwise known as the “Hun”!”
“Yeah, it’s about time! Back in Mig Alley, those Reds and their Mig-15s gave us one heck of a fight!”
“Well, we’ll love this new bird, it’s SUPER-sonic! Just don’t get slow on final approach, or she’ll do the “Sabre Dance,” and you don’t want to be there low and slow with nowhere to go!”

FEATURES:

First of all: Credit to my fellow SPMC members and SP buddies, BogdanX and F104Deathtrap who gave me great suggestions and helped me work out a couple of bugs!

One to one scale, realistic performance (800 mph at 20,000’), weights (RL combat weight was 29-30,000 lbs, just like this one), wing loading (just over 70 lbs/sq ft), roll rate (200 degrees per second at Mach 1) and fuel (1,500 gallons vs. 1,800 gallons in RL).

Actual depiction of 52-2796, F-100D-45-NH, of the 511th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, based at Langley AFB, Virginia 1958-9.

52-2769

This one is ready to depart the flight line for an air-to-air mission carrying four AIM-9B Sidewinder missiles (Guardians have to stand in for the AIM-9Bs…sorry!) Afterburner, 4x Pontiac M39E 20 mm revolver cannons, flaps, speed brake and custom landing gear.

Actual cockpit layout, with A-4 gunsight so that you too can pretend you’re a hot USAF 1Lt fighter jock facing down the Red Menace!

Cockpit

HISTORY: Ladies and Gentlemen, I present the North American F-100D Super Sabre, the world’s first supersonic fighter…though the Soviets claimed the MiG-19 “Farmer” preceded the Super Sabre into service. Even if that were true, the “Hun” (short for “One Hundred”) was still the free world’s first supersonic fighter. The “Hun” started development as an improvement of North American Aviation’s (NAA) very successful F-86 Sabre, but with a 45-degree swept wing. NAA realized the “Hun” would have to be much more extensively redesigned to achieve supersonic speeds, leading to an all moving horizontal tail plane, finer (more length to width) fuselage and one of the finest engines of that time, Pratt & Whitney’s afterburning J57. The Super Sabre entered operational service on 27 September, 1954 with the 479th Fighter Wing at George AFB, California. Despite growing pains involving longitudinal instability and tendency to want to kill its pilots in the landing pattern, the “Hun” became well-liked among its pilots. However, in spite of the fact it wasthe fastest jet in the skies in 1954, it was rapidly superseded by newer designs such as its “Century Series” stable mates, the F-4 Phantom and the MiG-21. But it more than held it’s own as a fighter bomber during the Vietnam War, especially the ultimate of the series, the “D” model. It flew more sorties than any other US type in Vietnam. It was also employed in the “Wild Weasel” SAM suppression role, facing down SA-2s Surface to Air missiles by flying straight down the radar beam and taking the SAMs out with rockets and bombs. Though never officially credited, the USAF and Vietnamese acknowledge that the “Hun” achieved a single MiG-17 kill on 4 April, 1965, when USAF Captain Donald L. Kilgus of the 416th Fighter Squadron, gunned a MiG-17 with his four Pontiac M39E 20 mm Revolver Cannons, sending “large chunks” flying off the enemy “Fresco”. That MiG failed to return to base that day. The Taiwanese also claimed several MiG kills using U.S. supplied “Huns” armed with the then-new AIM-9 Sidewinder missile. The “Hun” was also flown by the French, Danes and Turkey before being retired in the 1980s.

FLIGHT MANUAL:

Instructions

Normal flying controls for roll, pitch and yaw.

Trim – Trim (duh). Like a real airplane, trim is required to fly straight and level with speed changes. Don’t be afraid to use during flight. Generally, trim one click down (nose up) setting for takeoff and full down (nose up) for approach and landing.

VTOL – Down to lower flaps. Takeoff flaps ½ notch down, approach and landing extend flaps all the way.

Brake – Speed brake and normal wheel brakes.

AG1 – Nav and Landing Lights (I swear, they’re really pretty and the landing lights extend with the gear!)

AG2 – Afterburner! Use judiciously for takeoff and in combat, be sure you don’t hit your Bingo Fuel to soon!

AG3 – Jettison your drop tanks for extra speed and maneuverability. Wait until after 55% fuel to avoid getting rid of useable gas!

AG4 – Jettison your outboard stores, though they’re empty on this build.

AG5 – Drogue chute, use after you touch down to reduce your landing distance, always a problem in a hot jet like the “Hun”.

Weapons – Standard Simpleplanes weapons controls. Keep the target in the reticle until Sidewinder impact.

Takeoff: Preset trim to one notch down (nose up trim), activate AG2 for afterburner. Throttle all the way up to 100%. Maintain centerline using quick “stabs” of rudder. Pull all the way back and she’ll fly at 200 mph. Immediately after takeoff, retract the landing gear, retract the flaps and deselect afterburner by deactivating AG2.

Cruise Flight: Throttle back to 65% throttle above 25,000’ and she’ll cruise at almost 600 mph.

Combat Tactics: Activate AG2 for AB going into the fight. She turns best at 500-600 mph, below 20,000’, though U.S. fighter tactics call for engaging MiGs at higher altitudes, making one pass at high speed, then “hauling ass” to terminate the engagement. Jettisoning the drop tanks makes a huge difference in turn performance, though you’ll want to avoid jettisoning the tanks above 55% fuel, as there will be useable gas left in the tanks. There are four guns on this jet, very effective at close ranges and if you’re going after ground targets, the most effective strafing angle is a 15 degree dive at 400-450 mph. Break into any missiles which are fired at you.

Approach and Landing: Slow down as you set up for landing--use the speed brake to slow down fast--trim slider down as you slow, extend the flaps all the way down. You’ll reach full trim slider down (nose up trim) as you slow. Make your approach at 200 mph, roughly 20-25% power as required. Don’t use AB for approach and landing. Put your aiming reticle at the far end of the runway as you approach the approach end. Reduce power to idle and flare to land. Activate AG5 after touchdown. Use brakes as necessary to come to a stop. Visit the squadron bar after debrief and sing old fighter pilot songs with your fellow pilots.

MiG Kill

As always, happy hunting and fly safe!

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General Characteristics

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.588
  • Wing Loading 70.9lbs/ft2 (346.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 419.1ft2 (38.9m2)
  • Drag Points 7334

Parts

  • Number of Parts 701
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 2,312
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    40.1k KnightOfRen

    @ChiChiWerx
    That would be pretty cool

    one year ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @KnightOfRen well, that’s pretty cool. I should remaster this thing...

    +1 one year ago
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    40.1k KnightOfRen

    7777 downloads XD

    one year ago
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    @ChiChiWerx Yes, I have some photos of the jet, but I don't know how to add a photo to the comment. So I will give the links of the photos I have.

    1-) https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fmefaba%2Fstatus%2F894714919882502146&psig=AOvVaw0RAugl94jorQQgcDGlpqa-&ust=1589893499731000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCOCCo868vekCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD

    2-) http://www.ozkanturker.com/Galeri/F100_2/index.htm

    I couldn't find a clear photo of Cengiz Topel's plane so I found illustrations and model photos of Cengiz Topel's plane. I hope I can help

    Note:Links aren't working so you need to copy and paste the links in to the search engine

    1.5 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @SwiftFoxe I was not familiar with Cengiz Topel, but now I am, so thank you for that. I’m planning on rebuilding this jet to be more accurate as it was built prior to the latest updates and it isn’t as accurate as I would like it to be. So, it may take awhile to get this done, plus I’m most of the way on another build at this time, which I hope to finish soon. Do you have some pics of that F-100 to look at and see what would be required to accurately portray that jet?

    1.5 years ago
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    They broke the law of war

    However, the Greeks, who are taken captive, are treated as prisoners. They started to severely torture. Our captain was martyred by failing to withstand these tortures. However, the Greeks lied 'died in the hospital' and handed the funeral to the Turkish side by the United Nations officials.

    Our hero is in the Cyprus Cengiz Topel Barracks of our captain. The room he was tortured was turned into a museum. The traces of torture were visible on the walls of the room before the room was restored. He was brought to the room that was the museum and subjected to torture. With drill, his left shoulder and left eye are carved, brutally tortured, and finally he is martyred with his heart removed while he is conscious.

    1.5 years ago
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    Amazing. Good job!

    I know you may not be interested, but I still wanted to ask. Can you make this with the livery of Cengiz Topel's F-100D?

    About Cengiz Topel

    Here is the short but heroic life of Cengiz Topel, who was martyred by the Greeks in Cyprus. How did Cengiz Topel live? How Cengiz Topel was martyred?

    Cengiz Topel: The first air martyr in the history of the Republic
    He was born in Izmit

    The story of Cengiz Topel started in 1934. Born to be the third of 4 siblings, the tobacco expert was the son of a father.

    He started elementary school in Gönen, but when he lost his father, they moved to Istanbul Kadıköy with his family. His life started to change after the Istanbul adventure. He started high school in Haydarpaşa High School and then continued in Kuleli Military High School.

    He graduated from high school in 1955 and the War Academy in 1955 and joined the army with the rank of lieutenant. His mind was always in the sky. So it was divided into air class. He would finally meet the sky he fell in love with.

    Aviation had changed a lot after World War II. Propeller aircraft were replaced by jet aircraft. The Turkish Air Force would use this technology as well. One of the pilots to be sent for training was Cengiz Topel. After coming from Canada, he started to work at Merzifon 5th Main Jet Base Command. He was appointed to Eskişehir 1st Air Main Jet Base in 1961. He was promoted to captain in 1963.
    When the dates showed 1964, Greeks started to attack the Turkish elements in Cyprus. Turkey had been found to interfere with the right to act in the event. After all, protecting his fellow citizens was one of his duties.

    On August 8, Captain Cengiz Topel was sent as commander of four arms from Eskişehir to investigate the situation in Turkish forces in Cyprus. During the flight with the F-100 plane, the plane crashed due to the fire of the anti-aircraft guns.

    Topel, who shot the plane, jumped out of the plane using the emergency exit and opened the parachute to land on the ground with a parachute. However, the Greeks were waiting for him when he landed, and they captured Cengiz Topel.

    1.5 years ago
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    52.2k Leehopard

    I like 105 more, But I already did a spotlight the 105

    1.7 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    Wow @Leehopard, I realize that people seem to absolutely love this build. It’s a bit surprising to me as I always thought the 105 had more personality. But, thanks!

    1.7 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @FreeRangedLemon also, I’ll need to see the build...at least the fuselage so that I know how big to build it and if it needs to work on a curved surface, etc.

    2.4 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @FreeRangedLemon let me take a look at the script, I might be able to do something...hopefully it won’t take too many parts.

    2.4 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @FreeRangedLemon well most of the Skyblazers’ lettering is standard USAF block letters. All except that script “Skyblazers” lettering, that is. Are you trying to do that script as well?

    2.4 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @FreeRangedLemon what help do you need with the lettering?

    2.4 years ago
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    Yass finally i found the catfish

    +1 2.7 years ago
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    @ChiChiWerx no problem

    2.8 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @communisticbanana thank you, glad you like it!

    2.8 years ago
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    god, this is and always has been one of my favorite planes. this is the most accurate one on the site.

    2.8 years ago
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    Np! @ChiChiWerx

    2.8 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @Strikefighter04 thanks!

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    Alrighty @ChiChiWerx

    2.9 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @RedRoosterII you just measure the section you want to replicate on the “blueprint”..on the real, physical paper printout, then you just keep the compass spread at that distance, compare it against the scale on the paper. For example, you measure the picture and find out it’s a 2 meter tall part. In SP, you then replicate that piece with a 1 unit high part. The compass works just like a digital caliper, but much less complex (no batteries required)!

    +1 2.9 years ago
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    @ChiChiWerx
    Alrighty, but I’m not sure how a compass will function like a digital caliper
    Idk just more questions along the way.

    2.9 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @RedRoosterII this is a compass. If you download and print out a “blueprint”, such as this one, you can use the compass to measure the part, compare it against the scale, or vice versa. Then you compare the scale in meters and multiply by two to get Simple Plane units.

    2.9 years ago
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    @ChiChiWerx
    Wait how can I measure Individual parts without the use of mods, what’s a “”compass”””?

    2.9 years ago
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    28.1k ChiChiWerx

    @RedRoosterII 👍

    +1 2.9 years ago
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