Another new publication from Fonthill Media: the F-100 Units of USAFE written by Doug Gordon is the story of the iconic F-100 Super Sabre and its pilots flown in Europe

The North American F-100 Super Sabre, known as the ‘Hun’, served with the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) for sixteen years with the primary mission to deliver tactical nuclear weapons on targets in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The pilots, called bomb commanders, sat alert all over Europe, ready to take off at a moment’s notice and fly alone into the heart of enemy territory, each carrying an atomic bomb usually more powerful than those dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of the Second World War. Drawing on the private correspondence of the pilots, this book offers a unique and fascinating insight into the reality of the Cold War for those at its sharp end.

  • Explores in-depth the collective mindset of the F-100 pilots who knew they had little or no hope of survival if called upon to carry out their mission
  • Includes a detailed analysis of the F-100 Super Sabre units’ role in the USAFE, placing the human story of the pilots in its political and military context
  • Illustrated with 275 rare photographs, many previously unpublished
  • Of interest to aviation and military historians, scale modellers, flight enthusiasts and gamers such as IL-2, War Thunder and DCS

Bibliographic Information

Publication: 30 November 2023

Price: £36.00/$55.00

ISBN: 978-1-78155-910-9

Size: 248 x 172 mm

Binding: Hardback

Extent: 256 pages

Illustrations: 120 mono/155 colour

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