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McDonnell F2H-3 (F-2C) 'Banshee'

Description
  Manufacturer:McDonnell


  Base model:F2H
  Designation:F2H
  Version:-3
  Nickname:Banshee
  Equivalent to: F-2C F2CF-2C
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1922-1962
  Basic role:Fighter
  Crew:Pilot
  First Flew:1952/03/29
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Specifications
  Length: 48' 2" 14.6 m
  Height:13' 11" 4.2 m
  Wingspan: 41' 8" 12.7 m
  Wingarea: 294.0 sq ft 27.3 sq m
  Empty Weight: 13,183 lb 5,980 kg
  Gross Weight: 21,200 lb 9,616 kg
  Max Weight: 28,500 lb 12,927 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Westinghouse J34-WE-34
  Thrust (each): 3,250 lb 1,474 kg

Performance
  Range: 1,170 miles 1,885 km
  Cruise Speed: 461 mph 742 km/h 401 kt
  Max Speed: 527 mph 847 km/h 457 kt
  Climb: 5,900 ft/min 1,800 m/min
  Ceiling: 46,500 ft 14,175 m


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Jack Smith
 Santa Maria ,, CA
This pilot was saved from burning because of the little from wheel rolled him just out of the fire all we(Tim Kirby & Jack Smith) did as fire rescue men was to help him out of his canopy and get him to his feet. He had no injures and ran up the flight-deck also he flew another Banshee F2H3 the next day.
11/30/2012 @ 14:10 [ref: 67368]
 bill query
 , FL
I flew the banshee with VF-22 at NAS Jax. I remember making a max gross take-off on RW 27 that was 8000ft.long. I rotated as I passed the 7000ft. marker and stagered into the air. The C.O. was my chase pilot and in the debrief he said, "you rotated a little too soon"! Those two J34 wee 34's didn't give out much poop at that weight and time of the year---summer and hot.
03/10/2012 @ 14:08 [ref: 54209]
 Ed Lampitt
 Columbia, MO
My Dad likewise did design of the Banshee. I would be interested in your father's name just because I may have met him. I have met several of the men that worked at Mac then. Unfortunately my dad died in 2001.
02/22/2012 @ 12:37 [ref: 53317]
 Bob
 Ottawa, ON
Canada was able to Save 3 from the torch. the one in OTTAWA lOOK,S READY FOR A DAYS WORK!I,AM GLAD TO HAVE TALKED TO THE FEW THAT FLEW THEM.TOO BAD THERE ARE NOT ANY THAT ARE AIRWORTHY?
04/25/2011 @ 14:44 [ref: 37562]
 M. Brigante
 , FL
I have a part from the f2h-3 I am trying to identify.
It is a large round pot shape,with a welded 1-1/2 inch thick bottom. apparently iron or something like that. the id on the side reads: Airplane mod.f2h-3,dwg or part no. 15 50100, cont. no. noa(s) 51 023, Ser # A50 3591, Date Accepted (unreadable), Co-Mac cust, INSC 100 insp, Modification, Inc., Blu-b.cpsb,mcr.
Any info is appreciated or info on how to go about identifying this part appreciated.
02/17/2011 @ 14:47 [ref: 36066]
 Linda Engelhardt
 , MO
My dad helped design the F-2H Banshee, F-3H and F-4H Phantom. I'd like to find models of these for him. Any ideas where I might find models?
11/25/2009 @ 09:57 [ref: 25337]
 Martin Zijlstra
 Schiedam, OTH
Hello,
I am still looking for former VF-41 personnel. Please contact me at mart.zijlstra@wxs.nl if you would like to VF-41 history. Thank you
04/18/2009 @ 03:01 [ref: 24104]
 Ed Williamsmoose56
 , CT
I was assigned to VF71 at Quonset Pt RI from 1952-1954 went a Med cruise from fall 53 to spring of 54.WE flew F2H3 Banshee I worked on electeical systems and this plane was chock full of them.
01/07/2009 @ 10:50 [ref: 23432]
 larry lawrence
 Norfolk, VA
I did see the message, but the email didn't work


12/09/2008 @ 02:24 [ref: 23210]
 Martin Zijlstra
 Schiedam, Holland, OTH
I would like to get in touch with anyone that served with VF-41 Black Aces. Am researching the history of the squadron to make a book. So I would like to hear your sea stories. Please contact me, thank you.
Martin
10/25/2008 @ 15:34 [ref: 22920]

 

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