VOODOO
VOODOO

Manufacturer

MCDONNELL

Markings:

107th Fighter-Interceptor Group, New York Air National Guard, Niagara Falls Airport, New York, 1972

Designation:

F-101B

Serial Number:

57-0282

MCDONNELL F-101B VOODOO

The F-101 Voodoo was conceived as a long-range escort fighter for the bombers of the Strategic Air Command. As it turned out this was one of the few roles the versatile Voodoo did not perform. The F-101A first flew in 1953 and quickly began setting records for speed, distance, and altitude. The success of the early Voodoos led to the decision to create a 2-seat all-weather interceptor version designated F-101B. This variant first flew in 1957 and began equipping squadrons of the Air Defense Command in 1959. The F-101B continued to fly with the Air National Guard until September 1982.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 39 ft 8 in
  • Length: 67 ft 5 in
  • Height: 18 ft
  • Weight: 45,664 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 1,134 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 54,800 ft
  • Range: 1,930 miles
  • Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney J57-P-55 turbojets 16,900 lbsthrust each
  • Crew: 2