The North American Aviation F-100 Super Sabre was the USAF’s first supersonic fighter and The Aeroplane gave a first-hand account of flying in this fighter after John Fricker was taken aloft. His revealing report was published in the June 28, 1957 edition
The F-100 was developed from the F-86 and was the world’s first jet fighter capable of flying supersonically in level flight. A total of 2,294 Super Sabres were manufactured and the type served the USAF from 1954 until 1971 though was retained by the Air National Guard until 1979. The F-100 also flew with the air forces of Denmark, France Turkey, and Taiwan.