McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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 lbs thrust each
Crew 2