Hobby Master HM37011:72 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo

Hobby Master HM37011:72 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
Item# 3280-3701
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Product Description

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA3701 McDonnell F-101B Voodoo 58-0259, 2nd TFS, Air Defense Weapons Center Tyndall AFB, Florida, Oct 1978 True 1/72 scale. Professionally painted. Great attention to detail. All markings are Tampoed (pad applied). Option to display the model on a stand that is provided. Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions. Optional armament provided. Canopy can be displayed open or closed. Pilot figure included. Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic. Highly collectible.

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 McDonnell had built 785 Voodoos, 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.

McDonnell F-101B c/n 631 serial 58-0259 was built in 1958 at their St. Louis Missouri facility. 58-0259 was one of 401 F-101Bs produced between 1957 and 1961. The base was used to train interceptor pilots for the Air Defense Command duties. Since the base was so close to Cuba that during and after the Cuban Missile Crisis F-101s and F-102s were on constant alert ready to intercept any unknown aircraft. The last F-101 Voodoo in U.S. service was retired on September 21, 1982.

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