The Intake

The Intake — Journal of the Super Sabre Society is published three times per year: mid-March, mid-July and mid-November. This publication is normally a full color, 36–44 page document produced entirely by a volunteer staff. It features F-100/Hun history, heroics and humor. Two popular recurring items are the Stake Your Claim (SYC) Dept. and its “Scoreboard,” which tracks which member holds what title to valid claims of achievement or derring-do done in or in association with an F-100, AND the Dumb Things Done in a Hun (DTDH) Dept. and its “Roundup,” which tracks “who done it” and what they did!

I-38 Stake Your Claim “Scoreboard” (and the DTDH “Roundup”).  Click here for both documents.

What’s in the Fall 2018, Issue 38 of The Intake? Click either image below to view a full size preview of each page.

This Front Cover Image Is an Heirloom From Days Gone Way By: In early AUG, Charter Member Steve Kearney suggested to us that if we ever get short on artwork for our covers, we should contact the Nellis Fighter Weapons Review publishers. Seems Steve recalled one of their issues that had a Hun on takeoff coming at you (an excellent line drawing) and the back cover was the same plane, different perspective (going away).

Long story, short: Steve got in touch with the Nellis guys, who responded favorably by sending Steve a PDF of that ancient periodical, and sure ‘nuff, there were the covers Steve remembered so well on the Dec. 1963 edition of the Fighter Weapons Newsletter! WOW! Wait until you see the back cover!!

Our featured article in this issue is on page 22 … and it’s rather unique. It was written by a non- SSSer, non-rated type who happens to have been a Misty INTL guy, otherwise known as “Misty Intl-2!” From that observation post and a lot of after-the-war research, John Haltigan has written what he calls “A Tribute to a Fighter Pilot’s Fighter Pilot”, simply titled, The Don Kilgus Story. In explanation, John says, “Thanks so very much to you guys for your support and acceptance of the article. As a non-rated type, I am honored and humbled you agreed to publish my story in The Intake and sure hope you receive positive feedback. Don was never one to blow his own horn, but I have always felt his Vietnam/Air Force legacy needed to be better known.” Bottom line: It’s a helava tale, told in admiration about an extraordinary man who loved his country and served it with true passion and faith in what he believed.

For a closer glance at the full menu of items in this issue, please click on the Table of Contents page above.

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Invitation to Join US: As members of the Super Sabre Society know, ALL of our journal’s articles are riveting, “must reads.” For those Hun drivers viewing this announcement, but who are not yet Society members, we hope the Front Cover and our featured article, along with the promised reads in the Table of Contents will stimulate you to go to our Join-up Page (click link here) and become one of us!

Just imagine 36-44 or more real pages in your own hands full of astounding stories of Hun-related history, heroics and humor. What’s not to like for three issues per year (delivered to your mail “container” through “neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night),” plus lots of other member benefits, for only $35 per calendar year! Bye for now.

 Medley Gatewood  – Founding Member and Publisher of The Intake.

We’ll leave you with a copy of the proverbial “Big Picture” of Issue 38. All 40 pages!

If you were ever an F-100 Pilot, Wild Weasel “Bear,” or Flight Surgeon aircrew, and you’re NOT an SSS member, you’re going to want to join up after looking at this colorful collection of Hun-driver eye candy. So, click on the Regular Membership Application link on our Home Page and just DO IT!

***** SSS Members can view full PDF copies of all published issues in The Intake archives when logged into our secure Member Area with their personal passwords. If you are a late joiner, you’ll have many an hour … perhaps weeks or months … of catch-up reading to do, starting from Issue One to present day — Issue 38!