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Posted on 08/16/2009


Photo taken on July  2, 2009


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McDonnell F-101 Voodoo (3185)

McDonnell F-101 Voodoo (3185)
Developed as a long-range fighter to escort B-36 bombers to and from the target. After entering service in 1957, the aircraft set a number of speed and point to point records. It became known as the "One-Oh-Wonder." The reconnaissance version (RF-101) was used in the Cuban missile crisis and extensively in Vietnam with the speed of nearly Mach 2 helping them survive over enemy territory. Armed with Genie air-to-air missiles, they worked in the North American Air Defense Command also. This aircraft was retired in 1982 and is painted in the colors of the 84th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, which served at Castle AFB.

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