The F-100 is remembered with affection by Danish pilots, despite the fact it had a high accident rate. Doug Gordon finds out what the attraction was.

North American F-100 Super Sabres served with the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF – Kongelige Danske Flyvevåben) for 22 years from May 1959 to August 1982. Seventeen F-100D single seaters and three F-100F two seaters had first been offered in March 1958 by the USA, as part of a Military Assistance Program (MAP), with the Danes accepting two months later. Eskadrille 727, based at Karup, was the first unit to receive the aircraft, replacing its Republic F-84G Thunderjets.

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