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F-101B "Voodoo"

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F-101B Voodoo

The first production of the F-101B “Voodoo” began in January 1959 and finished in March 1961 with 480 F-101B aircraft produced. The F-101B was designed as a two-seat, all-weather interceptor and built to fill roles in either air defense or tactical intercept under the Air Defense Command. In addition to these roles, a number of the F-101B airframes were modified to become dual-control trainer models, initially designated as the TF-101B and finally renamed as the F-101F. A small number of these airframes went on to become some of the first supersonic photo-reconnaissance aircraft in the USAF. Designated as the RF-101B, these aircraft performed high-speed, low-altitude, reconnaissance missions during the Cuban Missile Crisis and went on to serve in Southeast Asia during the late 1960s.

TECHNICAL NOTES:

Manufacturer: McDonnell
Wing Span: 39′ 8″
Length: 71′ 1″
Height: 18′
Empty Weight: 28,970 lbs.
Gross Weight: 52,400 lbs.
Quantity Produced: 480
Speed: 545 mph
Range: 1,754 miles
Altitude: 52,100 ft
Power Plant: Pratt & Whitney J57-P-55, 16,900 lbs thrust
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