Super Sabre Regains Her Wings!

Lifting the fuselage into place. (photo by Aaron Robinson)

 

The fuselage of Super Sabre F-100D 56-2995 awaiting the attachment of her wings. Note at the extreme right you can see the fuselage of F-100D 56-2928 which has donated many parts and indeed its wings to 2995. (photo by Aaron Robinson)
The fuselage of Super Sabre F-100D 56-2995 awaiting the attachment of her wings. Note at the extreme right you can see the fuselage of F-100D 56-2928 which has donated many parts and indeed its wings to 2995. (photo by Aaron Robinson)

One month ago today, WarbirdsNews published a story about a Viet Nam War combat veteran F-100D Super Sabre under restoration at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia. We are now happy to update that  article with news that the freshly rebuilt fuselage of 56-2995 has just been mated with its new set of wings. As mentioned in the previous article (HERE), the wings have come from another F-100D, 56-2928. Museum employees and volunteers performed the work this morning, and amongst them was retired Air Force General Rick Goddard, who flew almost 200 combat missions in 56-2995 during their time with the 309th TFS operating from Tuy Hoa Air Base in South Viet Nam.

Lifting the fuselage into place. (photo by Aaron Robinson)
Lifting the fuselage into place. (photo by Aaron Robinson)
Lowering the fuselage onto the wings. (photo by Aaron Robinson)
Lowering the fuselage onto the wings. (photo by Aaron Robinson)
The delicate job of positioning the fuselage precisely over the mounting points on the wings. (photo by Aaron Robinson)
The delicate job of positioning the fuselage precisely over the mounting points on the wings. (photo by Aaron Robinson)
Making final adjustments before bolting the wings in place. (photo by Aaron Robinson)
Making final adjustments before bolting the wings in place. (photo by Aaron Robinson)
All set. (photo by Aaron Robinson)
All set. (photo by Aaron Robinson)
A great shot of the Super Sabre with her wings in place. (photo by Aaron Robinson)
A great shot of the Super Sabre with her wings in place. (photo by Aaron Robinson)

Now that 56-2995 has successfully re-acquired a set of wings, the restoration team will install her undercarriage and wheel the fighter back inside to continue the restoration. WarbirdsNews wishes to express our sincere thanks to Aaron Robinson who sent in the news this afternoon along with these fascinating images. Aaron Robinson, alongside General Goddard, has been the driving force behind this restoration, and we are sure it will be a fabulous representation of their efforts when complete. We look forwards to reporting further on this important project!

1 Comment

  1. I was crew chief on 56-2928
    Luke AFB Az. 1965\66
    I got to visit my old bird at Werner Robin’s a few years ago before it was dismantled.
    I was visiting my brother-in-law who stationed there. I saw it in behind the museum, couldn’t believe it!

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