Douglas F3D-2Q (EF-10B) 'SkyKnight'


  Base model:F3D
  Equivalent to: EF-10B EF10BEF-10B
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1922-1962
  Basic role:Fighter
  Modified Mission:Electronic countermeasures
  Crew:Pilot & Radar Observer
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  Length: 46' 6" 14.1 m
  Height:16' 4.8 m
  Wingspan: 50' 0" 15.2 m
  Wingarea: 400.0 sq ft 37.1 sq m
  Empty Weight: 18,160 lb 8,235 kg
  Gross Weight: 26,850 lb 12,176 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Westinghouse J34-WE-36
  Thrust (each): 3,400 lb 1,541 kg

  Range: 1,200 miles 1,932 km
  Cruise Speed: 350 mph 563 km/h 304 kt
  Max Speed: 600 mph 966 km/h 522 kt
  Climb: 4,500 ft/min 1,371 m/min

Examples of this type may be found at
United States Marine Corps Air/Ground MuseumQuanticoVirginia

EF-10B on display

United States Marine Corps Air/Ground Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 , CA
The b&w photo on this page shows four EF-10Bs of VMCJ-3 based at MCAS El Toro, tail code "TN." The second aircraft from the top is BuNo 125850; a blurred "5850" can be seen on the tail. This is the same aircraft that now sits in the boneyard at Edwards AFB. I have a personal color photo packed away somewhere that shows 5850 on the flight line during the 1970 air show at El Toro; this was the same year that all EF-10Bs were retired from service.
08/24/2011 @ 14:08 [ref: 48168]
 Guy E. Franklin
 Montgomery, AL
First two F3D-2Q Sky Knights converted to electronic reconnaissance aircraft, with VMCJ-3 at MCAS Mojave, 1957.
08/17/2005 @ 14:01 [ref: 11010]
 Wayne Whitten
 Lutz, FL
I have located 2 other EF-10Bs, one at the Edwards AFB museum and the other at Quonset Air Museum. RI. I am attempting to ID all of the 35 bunos that were converted from the nightfighter configuration. Any info on this proj would be appreciated.
08/02/2004 @ 09:16 [ref: 7963]


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