CF-101 Voodoo

A formidable fighter aircraft, the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was acquired by the RCAF, under some controversy. as a replacement for the CF-100 fleet in Air Defence Command. After the dramatic cancellation of the Canadian designed CF-105 Arrow aircraft just two years before, the nuclear capable CF-101 Voodoo and the Bomarc missile were acquired by RCAF in a deal with the United States.
 As a supersonic, all-weather interceptor, the twin engine, two place Voodoo provided high speed, excellent climb performance and a very good combat radius and ceiling plus additional flexibility in replacing the CF-100. Used almost exclusively in the NORAD defence role, the aircraft type proved to be a safe and reliable weapons platform until replaced by the McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet in the mid-eighties.

McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Designation: CF-101 Model No: F-101B/F
Role: Fighter Interceptor
TOS: 1961 SOS: I984 No: 132
Service: RCAF/CF

Crew / Passengers:
2 crew (pilot/navigator) in ejection seats
Powerplant: two Pratt & Whitney J-57-P53/55 Turbojets with 11,990 lbs thrust & 14,990 lbs (A/B)
Performance: Max Speed: 1,220 kts (1,963 km/h) Cruising Speed:
Service Ceiling: 51,000 ft (15,545 m) Range: 1,550 m (2,494 km)
Weights: Empty: Gross: 39,900 lbs (18,097 m) Maximum Take-off: 46,673 lbs (21,171 kg)
Dimensions: Span: 39 ft 8 in (12.09 m) Length: 67 ft 5 in (20.55 m) Height 18 ft 0 in (5.49 m) Wing Area: 368 sq ft (34.18 sq m)
Armament: Two MB-1 Genie nuclear tipped rockets & two GAR 2A Falcon missiles
Original Cost: $1,590,000

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