US McDonnell F101 ''Voodoo'' Fighter Jet

  • Military Aircraft Of The World
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By Crusader1307

The McDonnell F-101 (nicknamed “Voodoo”), was a Supersonic Jet Fighter first deployed in 1957. The primary Mission of The F-101 was to provide Combat Escort and protection of Strategic Air Command Bombers (B-52). The F-101 was one of the first Jet Fighters deployed to Southeast Asia in 1963-64. The “Voodoo” was powered by Twin Pratt & Whitney J57 Afterburning Turbo Jets. It could achieve Mach 1.72 (1,134-mph). The F-101 had an operational ceiling of 60,000-feet.  The F-101 carried a variety of Missile packages including: (4) AIM Air to Air could also carry “Genie” Tactical Nuclear weapons. They were equipped with State of The Art Tactical Evasion and Targeting Systems. One of it’s primary Missions early in The Vietnam War, was strategic Bombing of the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail. The F-101 would serve as the evolutionary “Relative” to it’s 1966 replacement - The F-4 “Phantom” Interceptor.