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McDonnell F-101 Voodoo

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Developed from the XF-88, the F-101 was originally designed as a long-range bomber escort.  However, with the advent of high-speed, high-altitude jet bombers, escort fighters were not needed.  Voodoos were primary used as all-weather interceptors and supersonic photo-recon aircraft (RF-101).

The F-101 made its first flight in 1954.  As the RF-101, Voodoos were widely used for low-altitude photo coverage of missile sites during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis and during the late 1960s in Southeast Asia.

Specifications (F-101B)





Type: Fighter/Reconnaissance
Engines: two 16,900 lb (75.2 kN) thrust (with afterburner) Pratt & Whitney J57-P-55 turbojets
F-101: U.S. Air Force fighter
CF-101: Royal Canadian Air Force fighter
RF-101: U.S. Air Force reconnaissance version
TF-101: U.S. Air Force trainer version

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