Angelucci, Enzo and Peter M. All models of the aircraft were known by the nickname “One-oh-Wonder” and this was reflected on the aircraft type patches worn by crews. If you end the current chat session, you will lose the chat logs. Air International , Volume 29, No. It was first deployed into service on 5 January , with the 60th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron. In some 35, sorties, 39 aircraft were lost, 33 in combat, [31] [32] including five to SAMs , one to an airfield attack, and one in air combat to a MiG in September The Project “Toy Tiger” fitted some RFC with a new camera package and a centerline pod for photo-flash cartridges.

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Out of operating band low frequency protection is incorporated.

“Flying the Barrel:” Explaining the F-101 Voodoo

The RFA and all reconnaissance versions of the Voodoo, carried up to six cameras. F Voodoo Detail and Scale; vol.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The FA, enjoyed a brief career as a one-way, single-mission atomic bomber, powered by JPs. Loved seeing an FB streak silently across the sky followed by a boom and the sound following it like a ghost after it was rdirol gone!

The Voodoo had a pitch-up problem caused by the way air flowed over its wings and under its high tail. The RFC was deployed sdirol during the Vietnam Warsustaining losses with the first F being lost in November to ground fire. He is credited with saving the Air Force a million dollars by not bailing out when told to… hand written 6 page incident report of his hitting a buoy while in air sea rescue infull hand written notebook while training in RFs, i.


The F set a number of speed records, including: The j57 was the and is still the best twin spool engine that Pratt-Whitney ever produce. This item is warranted for 3 years.

McDonnell F Voodoo – Wikipedia

The 81st Tactical Fighter Wing there was commanded in the early s by air ace Colonel later, Brigadier General Robin Olds, who took the audacious step of forming a Voodoo flight demonstration team in the manner of the Thunderbirds or Blue Angels. The McDonnell design was a larger and higher powered version of the XF, and won the bid in May Our advisers are currently unavailable.

The new intakes were also designed to be more efficient at higher Mach numbers. Wikimedia Commons has media related to F Voodoo.

I was in GF when the engine troop got sucked into the intake on the trim pad. Woodbrass uses cookies to ensure that we give you the most appropriate services and offers according to your personal interests. As extensive of an archive of a pilot that could be imagined, not to mention one being shot down, and the years in MIA status, which generated post-KIA correspondence and paperwork. Initially designed by McDonnell Aircraft as a long-range bomber escort known as a penetration fighter for the Strategic Air Command SACthe Voodoo was instead developed as a nuclear-armed fighter-bomber for the Tactical Air Command TACand as a photo reconnaissance aircraft based on the same airframe.


The record was then subsequently taken in May by a Lockheed F Starfighter. Some were further upgraded under the Mod program with automatic control for the cameras. Ff remeber those times well. The 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron was stationed at Woodbridge, while the 91st and 92nd were stationed at Bentwaters. Green, William and Gordon Swanborough. An in-flight refueling boom receptacle was also fitted. edirlo

The RFB became the final reconnaissance Voodoo and the only version with a back-seat crew member. Needless to say, there were never any noise complaints!

McDonnell F-101 Voodoo

Fighters of the Fifties. Ediol was an IP and Test Pilot at both bases. Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm Saturday from 10am to 6pm. I would love to ediirol with any camera techs that worked on the RFCs stationed in Saigon or Thailand from Delays in the interceptor project led to demands for an interim interceptor aircraft design, a role that was eventually won by the B model of the Voodoo.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Forgot to mention that there are 2, if memory serves me, RFs on display at a local airport in Buckeye, Az on Az hwy