The first of the so-called "Century Series" of fighters, North American's F-100 Super Sabre served with distinction in Vietnam and the Cold War.
Originally designed as a replacement for the F-86 fighter, the swept-wing "Hun" (a nickname derived from "Hundred") debuted in 1953. After arriving in SE Asia in 1962, it came into its own as a fighter-bomber.
The two-seat F-100F performed well in the forward air control role, and conducted "Wild Weasel" missions. It also flew with the Thunderbirds, and the 'A' and 'C' models established the world's first supersonic speed records of 755.14 and 822 mph.
Originally printed by North American and the USAF, this Flight Operating Manual was declassified.