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F-101B "VOODOO"

Posted 10/19/2010 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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F-101 Voodoo
McDonnell F-101B-80-MC "Voodoo" S/N 57-0252
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McDonnell F-101B-80-MC "Voodoo"
S/N 57-0252

Crew:   Two
Engines:   Two Pratt & Whitney J57-P-55 turbojets; 16,900 lbs thrust each in afterburner
Wingspan:   39 ft 8 in
Length:   71 ft 1 in
Height:   18 ft 0 in
Weight:   empty: 28,970 lbs; max: 52,400 lbs
Speed:   max: 1,095 mph; cruise: 545 mph
Range:   1,754 miles
Service Ceiling:   52,000 ft
Armament:   Two AIM-4 Falcon guided missiles and two AIR-2A Genie rockets
Cost:   $1,819,000 (approximate)

This F-101B, S/N 57-252, was manufactured by McDonnell Aircraft in St. Louis, Missouri, and delivered to the USAF on May 10, 1959. It was immediately shipped to Hamilton AFB, California, to work with the 78th Fighter Group where it remained until the aircraft was transferred in September 1960 to the 478 FG stationed at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota.

In February 1961, the F-101B was moved to the 478th Fighter Wing at Grand Forks AFB, and was returned to the 78th FG in December. The aircraft moved once again in July 1968 to the 445th Interceptor Squadron residing at Wurtsmith AFB, Minnesota. In September of that same year, the Voodoo was working with the 75th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at the same base.

By November 1969 the 119th FG (ANG) at Hector, North Dakota, had possession of this F-101, where it remained until August 1978 when it was shipped to the San Antonio Air Material Area. October 1978 found the aircraft flying with the 147th Fighter Interceptor Group (ANG) out of Ellington AFB, Texas. This F-101 was removed from the USAF inventory in June 1982 and acquired for static display at Hill Aerospace Museum the following month.







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