Hobby Master 1-72 Air Power
HA3714 McDonnell RF-101B "Recon Voodoo" 59-0402, 192 TRS, late 1972

The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo (nicknamed One-oh-Wonder") first flew in September 1954 with the first production F-101A making its first operational flight in May 1957. In September 1957 the F-101C became operational followed by the F-101B in January 1959. When production ended 807 Voodoos had been created, 480 of them were the two-seat all- weather interceptor F-101Bs. The RF-101 reconnaissance version was the world’s first supersonic photo-recon aircraft. The only major foreign operator of the Voodoo was the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) that acquired 56 CF-101B and 10 CF-101F.

In 1961 Canada began to receive the first of fifty six F-101Bs purchased from the U.S.. One of the aircraft was U.S. 59-0402, 170402 in Canada. Between 1970 and 1972 Canada traded in the original aircraft for sixty six newer F-101Bs. From September 1971 until January 1972 twenty of the returned aircraft were converted to RF-101Bs. In 1971 59-0402 was retired and converted and returned to service as an RF-101B. In 1973 59-0402 went to the Nevada ANG 192nd TRS and June 1976 went to AMARC and then sold in 1980 for scrap.

Specification for the RF-101B
Aircraft Modified – 22
Dimensions
Length – 67 ft 5 ins Wingspan – 39 ft 8 ins Height – 18 ft Wing Area – 368 sq. ft
Performance
Engines – 2 X Pratt & Whitney J-75-P-55 turbojets producing 11,900 lb.s.t. dry or 16,900 lb. s.t with afterburners Fuel Maximum Internal – 5 X internal fuel cells containing 2,053 US gallons Maximum External – 2 X 450 US gallon drop tanks under fuselage Total Maximum Fuel – 2,953 US gallons Maximum Speed – 1,134 mph @ 35,000 ft (Mach 1.72) Initial Climb Rate – 49,200 ft/min Service Ceiling – 58,400 ft Combat Ceiling – 51,000 ft Normal Range – 1,520 miles Maximum Range – 1,930 miles
Weights
Empty – 28,970 lbs Gross – 45,664 lbs Combat – 40,853 lbs Maximum Takeoff – 52,400 lbs
Armament - 0