McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

USAF F-101B Voodoo

The F-101B is an all weather, long range interceptor developed from the F-101A. The two man crew (1 pilot and 1 radar operator to work the MG-13 fire control system) flew an improved and more powerful (More powerful engines) version of the first F-101A Voodoo. The double cockpit however decreased the internal fuel capacity of the F-101B and therefore the combat range suffered. A solution for this problem was made by building in an in-flight refueling system.

A total of 479 F-101B’s were built, and 152 of those were later upgraded with an update of the fire control system and removing the in-flight refueling probe amongst other modifications.

F-101B / F-101F
Developing Nation: United States
Task: long range interceptor
First Flight: March 27th 1957
First Delivery:
Crew: 2
Ejection seat: Weber F-101 Voodoo Pilot Escape System
Wing Span: 12,09 m
Wing Area: 34,19 m²
Length: 20,54 m
Engine (s): Pratt & Whitney J57-P-55 turbojet (2x)
Weight: 13141 kg
Max.Take off weight: 23768 kg
Max. Speed: 1965 km/h at 12190 m
Max. Range: 2494 km
Radar: built by Hughes aircraft, no type
Weapons3 different configurations: – Mb-1 Genie nuclear missiles (2x)- AIM-4C, -4D, or -4G Falcon missiles (4x)- Falcon missiles (6x)

F-101B & F’s were in service with the United States Air Force and the Canadian Air Force.

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