Service History of 54-2091
- Delivered: March 29, 1956
- 1956 – 413th Fighter-Day Group (TAC) George AFB, CA
- Deployed to Shaw AFB, SC
- 1957 – 479th TFG (TAC) George AFB, CA Deployed to Langley AFB, VA and McChord AFB, WA
- 1959- Air Mat Sacramento McClellan AFB, CA
- 1959 – 4530th CCT (TAC) Williams AFB, AZ
- 1960 – 4510th CCTW (TAC) Luke AFB, AZ
- Aug 1964 – May 1968 – 121st TFG ANG Lockbourne AFB, OH
- 1968 – 354th TFW PAF Kunsan AB, Korea
- 1969 – 121st TFG ANG Lockbourne AFB, OH
- 1971 – Storage Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
- 1972 Air Logistics Area McClellan AFB, CA
- Stricken: December 1972
In 1953, a sleek new thoroughbred, the F-100, was the first aircraft to exceed the speed of sound (760 MPH) in level flight. Setting the worlds first supersonic speed record in 1955, it marked the beginning of a generation of supersonic fighters, the Century Series.
The swept wing F-100 featured heat resistant titanium extensively and was the first USAF aircraft to utilize the low tail. The aircraft was equipped with many automatic systems including leading edge slats, air conditioning, pressurizing and fuel systems.
In 1955, the C model featured the new wet-wing carrying a total of 1602 gallons. New in-flight refueling, hard points for extra drop tanks, under wing bombs and improved bombing systems were also added. To top it all off the F-100C also won the Bendix Trophy with an average speed of 610 MPH.
This F-100C-25 was acquired by Yanks in 2004.