McDonnell XF-88A Voodoo Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1948
Type: Escort Fighter / Penetration Fighter Prototype
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): McDonnell Aircraft Corporation - USA
Production Total: 2
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 54.13 feet (16.5 meters)
Overall Width: 39.70 feet (12.10 meters)
Overall Height: 17.22 feet (5.25 meters)
Weight (Empty): 12,147 lb (5,510 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 18,519 lb (8,400 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 2 x Westinghouse J34-WE-22 turbojet engines developing 3,600 lb of thrust each with afterburner (3,000 lb dry).
Maximum Speed: 705 mph (1,135 kph; 613 knots)
Maximum Range: 1,727 miles (2,780 km)
Service Ceiling: 39,403 feet (12,010 meters; 7.46 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 8,000 feet-per-minute (2,438 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
6 x 20mm M39 cannons
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
XF-88 - Initial prototype; fitted with Westinghouse J34-13 turbojet engines; sans cannon armament.
XF-88A - Second prototype completed; fitted with Westinghouse J-34-22 turbojet engines featuring early-form afterburners; armament to be added later.
XF-88B - Initial prototype modified to accept the Allison XT38 turboprop engine in nose assembly; appearing in April 1953.
F-101 "Voodoo" - Production Voodoo represents a larger design based on the initial XF-88 model prototypes - see F-101 Voodoo entry for model specific details.