McDONNELL F-101 VOODOO

F-101 SERVICE

Manufacturer: McDonnell Aircraft Corp., St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Model: Model 36
Designations: F-101; F-88, P-88, CF-101 (RCAF)
Name: Voodoo
First official flight: (XF-88) 20/10/1948
(F-101A) 29/09/1954
Factory production period: 1947 - 1949 (F-88)
1953 - 1961 (F-101)
Primary service period: 1957 - 1971
Last official flight: (F-101B) 21/09/1982

F-101 VARIANTS

1948 Model 36 XF-88 1  
1949 Model 36 XF-88A 1 Grand Total: 002
1954 Model 36 F-101A 77  
1955 Model 36 YRF-101A 2  
1955 Model 36 RF-101A 35 Total: 114
         
1957 Model 36 F-101B 401  
1957 Model 36 F-101F 79 Total: 480
         
1957 Model 36 F-101C 47  
1957 Model 36 RF-101C 166 Total: 213

Grand Total: 807

F-101 PRODUCTION

XF-88
Prototype twin-engined, long range
escort fighter.
Original designation was XP-88.
Produced 1947 - 1948

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (MC)

46-525 ?

Total: 001

XF-88A
As XF-88, afterburners fitted.
Produced 1948 - 1949

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (MC)

46-526 ?

Total: 001

 

Grand Total: 002

F-101A
As XF-88, single-seat fighter, extensive
redesign of fuselage, engine upgrade,
various improvements.
Produced

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (MC)

53-2418 / 53-2446 ?  
54-1438 / 54-1485 ? Total: 077

YRF-101A
As F-101A, reconn. prototype with
lengthened nose for cameras.
Produced 1955

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (MC)

54-149, 54-150 ?

Total: 002

RF-101A
As YRF-101A, production version.
Produced 1955 - 1957

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (MC)

54-1494 / 54-1521 ?  
56-155 / 56-161 ? Total: 035

F-101B
As F-101B, 2-seater interceptor
fighter-bomber, engine upgrade.
401 as F-101B-MC.
79 as F-101F-MC.
Produced 1957 - 1961

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (MC)

56-232 / 56-328 ?  
57-247 / 57-452 ?  
58-0259 / 58-0342 ?  
59-0391 / 59-0483 ? Total: 401
137 additional airframes cancelled.

F-101F
As F-101B, conversion trainers with dual
controls, combat role retained.
Produced 1958 - 1961

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (MC)

79 mixed with F-101B-MC s/n.

Total: 079

F-101C
As F-101A, low-level strike version,
strengthened wing.
Produced

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (MC)

54-1486 / 54-1493 ?  
56-001 / 56-039 ? Total: 047

RF-101C
As F-101C, reconn. version.
Produced 1957 - 1959

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (MC)

56-040 / 56-135 ?  
56-162 / 56-231 ? Total: 166
19 additional airframes cancelled.

F-101D - 1958, proposed engine upgrade, cancelled.
F-101E
- 1958, proposed engine upgrade, cancelled.

Grand Total: 807

F-101 CONVERSIONS

USAF

XF-88B 1 XF-88, 1953, prototype conversion with nose mounted turbo-prop.
JF-101A 7 F-101A, 1957, temporary conversion as F-101B engine testbed.
NF-101A 1 F-101A, 1958, permanent conversion as engine testbed.
JF-101B 1 F-101B, temporary conversion for test duties.
NF-101B 1 F-101B(56-232), 1957, prototype for the F-101B variant.
RF-101B 22 CF-101B, 1971-1975, ex-CAF reconnaissance conversions for USAF.
Conversions by Ling-Temco-Vought Corp., South Carolina.
TF-101B 1+ F-101B, trainer conversions with dual controls.
RF-101G 31 F-101A, 1965-1972, unarmed reconnaissance conversions.
Conversions by Lockheed Aircraft Service Co. (LAS), California.
RF-101H 31 F-101C, 1965-1979, unarmed reconnaissance conversions.
Conversions by Lockheed Aircraft Service Co. (LAS), California.

Foreign Conversions

CF-101B / F 132 First batch: 56 F-101B / 10 F-101F, 1961-1971, aircraft in service with the
RCAF. Assigned RCAF s/n prefix 17 with last three USAF s/n digits.
Second batch: 57 F-101B / 9 F-101F, 1970-1993, aircraft in service with
the CAF. Assigned CAF s/n: 101001 / 101066.
EF-101B 1 F-101B, 1982-1987, ECM equipment upgrades. Assigned CAF s/n: 101067.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - F-101 Voodoos in military service with Canada and Nationalist China.
 - F-101B, s/n: 57-410, operated as N8234 (civil reg.) by Colorado State
   University for the study of severe storms.

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