The first USAF fighter/bomber to see action in the Vietnam War, the F-100 Super Sabre carried some of the most advanced instrumentation of its time. One of two Load Meters mounted just in front of the pilot's control column, the Bulova Type G-1 Load Meter kept track of the aircraft's tremendous current draw.
The F-100 Super Sabre was designed as part of the next generation of supersonic fighter aircraft following on from the hugely successful F-86 Sabre of the Korean war. As such, it's radically designed swept wing and complicated flight surfaces proved a challenge for its pilots to master, resulting in significant accidental losses through airframe malfunctions in the early stages of its development and operational life.
It was not until the introduction of the F-100D that the Super Sabre really came into its own and evolved into one of the most effective and longest serving USAF aircraft of the Vietnam campaign.
This F-100D Super Sabre Instrument comes complete with detailed Scale Model, Mango Wood Stand & Plaque plus Printed Fact Sheet featuring photo of instrument in aircraft cockpit.
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Your F-100D Super Sabre Type G-1 Load Meter, Original Recovery Curios Warbird Collectable includes:
- Original Warbird instrument
- Highly detailed hand-built and airbrushed 1/72 plastic scale model of the aircraft.*
- Hand-crafted and beautifully finished 100yr, Far North Queensland Mango Wood display stand
- Detailed, 2-sided, printed and laminated Instrument Fact Sheet detailing aircraft and instrument
- Removable Magnetic Display Arm
The 1/72 scale hand-built and airbrushed plastic model is available with 'wheels & flaps up or down' and 'canopy open or closed' options with a choice of two Squadron markings and camouflage.
* Upgrade to the more highly detailed 1/48 scale for just $35
Upon order placement you will receive an email asking for your preferred configuration.
Your complete Recovery Curios Original Instrument Collectable is securely packed and delivery normally takes between 3 - 4 weeks approx.
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