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Amercom 1:100 Aircraft of the World ACSL31
North American F-100C Super Sabre Diecast Model
USAF 479th TFW, #54-2076, George Laven Jr.

1:100 Scale   Length   Width
North American F-100C Super Sabre   5.75"   4.75"

The 479th Wing Commander Colonel George "Ravin'" Laven Jr. selected a new F-100C for his personal aircraft. Its serial was 54-2076, the same last four digits of the P-38 he flew in 1942-43. In four years Colonel Laven logged over 2,000 hours and was the only military officer during that time to ever fly the aircraft. After several years the aircraft went to the New Mexico ANG who spent time in Vietnam. Upon returning to the US 2076 along with 91 other F-100Cs were sold to Turkey and flew until the early 1980's.

North American F-100C Super Sabre

Designed as a high-performance evolution of the F-86 Sabre, the F-100 Super Sabre was first flown on May 25, 1953. This swept-wing aircraft was the first in the "Century Series" and the first operational USAF aircraft capable of supersonic speed in level flight. It was adapted for use as a fighter-bomber and was the Air Force's primary close-support aircraft through much of the Vietnam War. Despite its promise, the F-100 proved to be a dangerous aircraft, by the end of its USAF service in 1972, a total of 889 F-100s had been lost in accidents, claiming the lives of 324 pilots.

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Amercom 1:100 Aircraft of the World

The Amercom "1:100 Aircraft of the World" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:100 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Amercom "Aircraft of the World" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Rotating wheels and propellers.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".

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