McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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