McDonnellOriginally developed from the McDonnell XF-88 penetration fighter, the F-101 was designed as a long-range bomber escort for the Strategic Air Command. The prototype made its first flight at Edwards AFB in September 1954. When high-speed, high-altitude jet bombers such as the B-52 entered active service, escort fighters were not needed. Therefore, before production began, the F-101's design was changed to fill both tactical and air defense roles. First flown on 27 Mar 57, 480 of the two-seat, all-weather -B model interceptors were built for use by the Air Defense Command. The RF-101 reconnaissance version was the world's first supersonic photo-reconnaissance aircraft. McDonnell built 780 Voodoos, including 480 F-101Bs. Voodoos were tested extensively at Edwards.
|Placed By||Air Force Flight Test Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:59pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 409417 N 3859187|
|Decimal Degrees||34.87101667, -117.99110000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 52.261', W 117° 59.466'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 52' 15.66" N, 117° 59' 27.96" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1099 Rosamond Blvd, Eden CA 83325, US|
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