Sponsored Links:
Commercial Flight SchoolCharter FlightsModel AirplanesAirport ParkingCheap Flights,   Discount Digital Cameras

Picture of the North American F-100D Super Sabre aircraft

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

  36 of 77  
  36 of 77  

Rate and comment on this photo by clicking on the star rating below:


Aircraft Taken at
More: USA - Air Force
More: North American F-100D Super Sabre
More: Oklahoma City - Tinker AFB (TIK / KTIK)
More: USA - Oklahoma, August 1967
Remark Photographer
55-3520 / 6 (cn 223-202) This is a photo taken at the 1967 Tinker Air Force Base open house.Then Capt. Merrill “Tony” McPeak but now Chief of Staff of the USAF Ret. flew the number 6 bird on the right. Two months after this, McPeak, on Oct. 21, 1967 at Laughlin AFB Del Rio, Texas pulled the wings off old number six going up through the center of the bomb burst snap rolling. Search the net. (McPeak Bomb Burst) Tony tells the total story, highly recommended. Capt. Bob Beckel piloted number 5
More: Darrell Crosby
Contact Darrell Crosby
Learn how to link to this photoLink to me!

[ Medium Large Fit Screen ]

Distinct views: 41,652
Photo added: March 22, 2008
Average views per day: 14

Other great photos:
More shots like these...
Visitor comments (5)   [Hide]Post your own comments by rating the photo above!
A visitor from United States posted Fri January 6, 2012:
From reading McPeak's account, he didn't pull the wings off in the actual snap roll--he never got that far. The wings failed in the high-G pullup into the climb which would lead to the snap roll.

A visitor from France posted Fri September 24, 2010:
It's formidable

A visitor from - posted Sun January 3, 2010:
I looked up (McPeak bomb burst) and read the incredible story that Tony tells about the explosion of this F-100D. This really is a must read if you love the F-100 and some great inside the Thunderbirds airshow information, thanks for the heads up on this story.

A visitor from - posted Sun June 28, 2009:
Can’t believe this photo is over 40 years old. Looks like it was shot at an air show last week!

A visitor from United States posted Fri September 5, 2008:
Beautiful. Great background information..

User photo albums containing this photo   [Hide]Create your own photo album!
Best Collection Of Jet Fighters by member FZardini
A unique and comprehensive compilation of Jet Fighters from all Around the World
Alcaeus's Picture Book by member Alcaeus
Some of my favourite photos
Birds Of ALL Feathers by member LargeSarge
Attractive liveries & classic aircraft
Great Shots by member Wulff
Just some beautiful aircraft and airports in my opinion.
U.S.A. by member scottieprecord
Airports, Airplanes and Airpower... since 1903
Special Color Schemes by member walter2222
... Display Teams, special "solo" display colors, special tails, "Tiger" marks,...
Spectacular: Part 2 by member UltimateDelta
Now that #1 has 3300 pics, it's time for a new one. Still bringing you the coolest stuff on Anet!
The Best by member clubedosmalas
Top Photos
Amazing Airliners by member airliner747
My Favorite Photos
US Military Favorites by member Calum
My favorite shots
Blues And Tbirds by member gregorymark
US Navy Blue Angels and the USAF Thunderbirds
The Story Behind The Picture by member Soaring1972
Good and special pictures without a comment are nothing! So here are some of the best storys behind the picture!
F-100 by member simpleflyer
Super Sabre(Hun) pix
View more albums and create your own