VOODOO
VOODOO

Manufacturer

MCDONNELL

Markings:

186th Tactical Reconnaissance Group, Mississippi Air National Guard, Key Field, Mississippi

Designation:

RF-101C

Serial Number:

56-0214

MCDONNELL RF-101C 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 RF-101C version of the Voodoo is specially strengthened and modified to perform tactical reconnaissance missions at both high and very low altitudes. 

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 39 ft 8 in
  • Length: 69 ft 4 in
  • Height: 18 ft
  • Weight: 48,113 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 1,012 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 55,300 ft
  • Range: 2,145 miles
  • Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney J57-P-13 turbojets 15,000 lbs thrust each
  • Crew: 2