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1956 North American F-100D Super Sabre C/N 235-346

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Latest photos of 56-3248
  • 56-3248 - F-100D at Ramstein AFB - by Larry Maddelein by Larry Maddelein
  • 56-3248 @ EGQL - F-100D Super Sabre of 493rd Tactical Fighter Squadron/48th Tactical Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath on display at the 1970 RAF Leuchars Airshow. - by Peter Nicholson by Peter Nicholson @ EGQL

Airframe Info

Manufacturer:North American
Model:F-100D Super Sabre    Search all North American F-100D Super Sabre
Year built:1956
Construction Number (C/N):235-346
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing single engine
Number of Seats:1
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:Turbojet
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Pratt & Whitney J57-P-21A


Registration Number:56-3248
Current Status:Converted to QF-100D


Owner:United States Air Force
United States

User Comments

Larry Maddelein, 2015-05-20 17:16:27
 After years of research, I have found the fate of my beloved USAF F100D 56-3248.
I was the Crew Chief of this aircraft during my tour at Ramstein AFB in Germany.
Born in Inglewood, California in May 1958, this fighter spent most of its lifespan
in Europe. It did crash once severely damaging the aft section, and I took it over after it was repaired and returned to Ramstein. 248 was a fine aircraft.
After newer aircraft replaced the aging F100 fleet, 248 spent some time with the Colorado and Iowa Air National Guards. I even have a picture of 248 in Iowa.
I lost track of 248 after it was shipped to storage at Davis Monthann AFB
in September of 1977. I have been hunting for it for years.
I just received a life history of this F100 and I am sad to know its fate.
248 was sent to Mojave, California in September 1985 for drone modification.
Then sent to Tyndall AFB for drone checkout. Then sent to Holloman AFB.
248 gave its life training others to help keep us free.
F100D 56-3248 was killed on March 27th, 1988 over White Sands Testing Range.
I am sad.
Larry Maddelein