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McDonnell RF-101C 'Voodoo'

Description
  Manufacturer:McDonnell
  Base model:F-101
  Designation:RF-101
  Version:C
  Nickname:Voodoo
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
  Modified Mission:Reconnaissance

Specifications
  Length: 69' 4" 21.1 m
  Height:18' 5.4 m
  Wingspan: 39' 8" 12.0 m
  Wingarea: 368.0 sq ft 34.1 sq m
  Empty Weight: 26,136 lb 11,853 kg
  Gross Weight: 48,133 lb 21,829 kg
  Max Weight: 51,000 lb 23,129 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney J57-P-13 (A/B 15,000Lb/6,804Kg)
  Thrust (each):10,200 lb 6,802 kg

Performance
  Range: 1,715 miles 2,761 km
  Cruise Speed: 550 mph 885 km/h 478 kt
  Max Speed: 1,012 mph 1,629 km/h 880 kt
  Ceiling: 55,300 ft 16,855 m

History
DateSubjectEvent
1959/04/08United States Air Force,
Taylor, Edward H.
Col. Edward H. Taylor set a new world speed record of 700.047 mph in a McDonnell RF-101C over a closed 621 mile (1,000 km) course.
Photo
1959/04/15United States Air Force,
Capt. George Edwards of the 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (Shaw AFB, SC.) flew an average of 816.28 mph over a closed 310.7 mile (500km) course in a McDonnell RF-101C, establishing a new closed circuit record.
Photo

Known serial numbers
56-0040 / 56-0057, 56-0058 / 56-0086, 56-0087 / 56-0114, 56-0115 / 56-0135, 56-0134 / 56-0154, 56-0162 / 56-0173 , 56-0174 / 56-0186 , 56-0187 / 56-0198 , 56-0199 / 56-0221 , 56-0222 / 56-0231

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Canon AFBCanon AFBNew Mexico
Keesler AFB Air ParkKeesler AFBMississippi
Kentucky ANG - Boone National guard CenterFrankfortKentucky
Maxwell AFB Air ParkMaxwell AFBAlabama
Museum of AviationWarner Robins AFBGeorgia
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona
Selfridge Military Air MuseumSelfridge ANG BasMichigan
Shaw AFBShaw AFBSouth Carolina
United States Air Force MuseumWright-PattersonOhio

RF-101C on display

Keesler AFB Air Park

Maxwell AFB Air Park

Museum of Aviation

Pima Air & Space Museum

Shaw AFB

United States Air Force Museum
   


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Jerry Zerm
 , TX
I was an engine mechanic at Misawa Japan, 439th FMS. The Voodoo was a great aircraft and a fast one, with 2 very reliable J57-P13 afterburning engines. Got to go on an Able Mable deployment to Saigon in 1965, loved those tents!!!


























03/13/2014 @ 14:17 [ref: 68418]
 Richard F. Lloyd
 Nashville, TN
I was stationed at Shaw from 1961 to 1965 at the 363rd CAM Squadron Jet engine Shop
01/03/2014 @ 08:48 [ref: 68276]
 Serge
 Lyon (France), CA
Good Morning

This link for Memory of W.J Brooks (RF101C 56.0100):

http://redline69-serge.blogspot.fr/search/label/Captain%20Wesley%20Brooks

Thank you for your photos to Laon (France)

Bye
Serge


06/25/2013 @ 01:58 [ref: 67908]
 D.R.Whalen
 Lexington, NC
I joined the 432 A&E PHOTO supporting 20thTRS @ Udorn in Nov 1966. The RF101C was the principal day recon platform until Oct 1967 when the last 6 Longbirds flew off the base. All recon missions from Udorn were Thereafter accomplished by the RF - 4Cs . I truely loved the Voodoo.
02/10/2013 @ 11:21 [ref: 67571]
 D.R.Whalen
 Lexington, NC
I joined the 432 A&E PHOTO supporting 20thTRS @ Udorn in Nov 1966. The RF101C was the principal day recon platform until Oct 1967 when the last 6 Longbirds flew off the base. All recon missions from Udorn were Thereafter accomplished by the RF - 4Cs . I truely loved the Voodoo.
02/10/2013 @ 11:21 [ref: 67570]
 norm parenteau
 rancho mirage, CA
I WAS A CREW CHIEF ON TAIL # 56-101 AT RAF UPPER HEYFORD
FROM 1967 TO 1970 ALSO AT SHAW AFB S.C.
01/26/2013 @ 07:20 [ref: 67520]
 Bill Toohey
 , MA
I was there early 64 Tents in graveyard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnb-3B93N8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRZSTec5bNI
Shot these with 8MM movie camera
04/17/2012 @ 18:33 [ref: 55786]
 ROGER W BARBOUR JR
 LEXINGTON, KY
THE MCDONNELL RF-101C is now on display at the AVIATION MUSEUM OF KENTUCKY
03/01/2012 @ 15:05 [ref: 53551]
 Bobby Dobbins
 Panama City, FL
I was crew chief on RF-101C # 560061 at Misawa from July 1960 till rotation in April 1963. Took a trip southward with 4 of the 45th aircraft in 1961 to SEA and again to Saigon later on in 1663. This aircraft was on of the best types of aircraft the Air Force ever purchased. A mecnic's plane and lasted a long time in service.
02/26/2012 @ 10:49 [ref: 53350]
 Leland Olson
 Arlington, SD
I was crew chief on 56-0080 at Misawa AB, Japan in 1962. We were on project Able Mable at Don Muang Air Field in November and December of 1961.
10/23/2011 @ 12:56 [ref: 49694]

 

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