RAF LAKENHEATH — A piece of RAF Lakenheath’s history is about to get a touch up.

On Saturday, the F-100 Super Sabre aircraft that greets visitors near the front gate was removed for historical restoration and its first face lift in 10 years, according to base representatives.

The aircraft was lifted with a crane onto a 40-foot trailer and transported to a facility on the flight line for the restoration process, according to a base release.

The move involved more than seven base agencies, including Wing Safety, Logistics Readiness Squadron and emergency medical crews.

The F-100 was a fighter and bomber that was flown from Lakenheath from 1956 to 1972. The jet made history when it became the first Air Force aircraft capable of breaking the sound barrier in level flight.

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