McDonnell JF-101A 'Voodoo'

  Base model:F-101
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
  Status:Special Test (Temporary)

  Length: 67'5" 20.5 m
  Height:18' 5.4 m
  Wingspan: 39'8" 12.0 m
  Wingarea: 368.0 sq ft 34.1 sq m
  Empty Weight: 24,970 lb 11,360 kg
  Gross Weight: 48,120 lb 21,827 kg
  Max Weight: 50,000 lb 22,680 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney J57-P-13 (A/B 15,000Lb/6,804Kg)
  Thrust (each):10,200 lb 4,627 kg

  Range: 1,900 miles 3,060 km
  Max Speed: 1,009 mph 1,624 km/h 877 kt
  Climb: 44,100 ft/min 224 m/min
  Ceiling: 55,800 ft 17,010 m


Recent comments by our visitors
 Ron Easley
 Sacramento, CA
JF-101A 53-2445 was the aircraft used for weapons effects testing during Operation Redwing in the Pacific Ocean in 1956. Some of the tests included cloud penetrations by the pilot, Capt. John Apple. The airplane performed well and had an excellent reputation, missing only one assigned test mission due to lack of spare parts to fix a faulty canopy seal (the first supply aircraft carrying a replacement part had crashed just prior to the test.)
06/16/2011 @ 23:37 [ref: 39649]
 Guy E. Franklin
 Deatsville, AL
The ninth F-101A (52-2426) was bailed to Pratt & Whitney to serve as a testbed for the more powerful J57-P-55 engines planned for the F-101B interceptor. It was given the designation JF-101A, the "J" prefix indicating a temporary change of configuration for test purposes. The new engine installations offered an afterburning thrust of 16,000 pounds, and featured a large extension of the jetpipe to accommodate the longer afterburner section. Additional air scoops were installed underneath the rear fuselage for afterburner cooling. The JF-101A was used by Major Adrian E. Drew to set a new absolute world speed record of 1207.6 mph on December 12, 1957, taking the record away from the British Fairey Delta FD-2.
01/08/2007 @ 09:54 [ref: 15131]