Specifications for the
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Interceptor / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Focus Model: McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: McDonnell Aircraft - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1957
Length: 67.39 ft (20.54 m)
Width: 39.67 ft (12.09 m)
Height: 18.01ft (5.49 m)
Weight (Empty): 28,971 lb (13,141 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 52,399 lb (23,768 kg)
Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney J57-P-55 turbojet engines with afterburn generating 14,880lbs of thrust.
Maximum Speed: 1,221 mph (1,965 kmh; 1,061 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,550 miles (2,494 km)
Service Ceiling: 54,806 ft (16,705 m; 10.4 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 36,500 feet-per-minute (11,125 m/min)
3 x 20mm M39 auto-firing cannons (two in left fuselage and one in lower right side).
2 x MB-1 Genie air-to-air missiles (nuclear-tipped).
4 x AIM-4C/-4D/-4G Falcon air-to-air missiles OR 6 x AIM-4C/-4D/-4G Falcon air-to-air missiles.
XF-88 - Prototype Interceptor Model designation on which the F-101 is based on.
YF-101 - Redesigned XF-88 lengthened fuselage; repositioned horizontal tail surfaces; larger engines; larger airframe.
F-101A - Single-Seat Fighter; initial production model of which 75 were produced 4 x 20mm cannons and up to 2,000lbs of external stores.
F-101B - Two-Seat All-Weather Interceptor; nuclear-capable; air-to-air missile armament suite; Hughes fire-control system; Pratt & Whitney J57-P-55 turbojet engines.
F-101C - Single-Seat Dedicated Fighter-Bomber similar to F-101A; "improved" Voodoo.
F-101D - Proposed Voodoo with J79 turbojets; never produced.
F-101E - Proposed Voodoo with J79 turbojet; never produced.
F-101F - Redesignated from TF-101B trainer models; dual-control trainer.
EF-101B - Single Example Radar Target based on F-101B model.
RF-101A - Reconnaissance Conversion Model based on the F-101A model; 35 examples produced.
RF-101B - Reconnaissance Aircraft; in-flight refueling capability via boom; 3 x KS-87B camera and 2 x AXQ-2 TV cameras.
RF-101C - Reconnaissance Platform based on the F-101C; reinforced airframe and camera equipment (the latter replacing armament suite).
RF-101G - F-101A models converted for reconnaissance.
RF-101H - Unarmed Reconnaissance Platform based on F-101C models.
TF-101B - Dual-Control Trainer Conversion models based on the F-101B; redesignated to F-101F.
NF-101A - Single Developmental Model for General Electric J79 turbojet engine tests.
NF-101B - F-101B model prototype based on F-101A.
YRF-101A - Two Prototype Reconnaissance Models based on the F-101A.
CF-101B - Canadian Designation for 56 exported surplus F-101B models.
CF-101F - Canadian Trainer Models based on the TF-101B/F-101F; 10 examples delivered.
Canada; Taiwan; United States