Late '50s to Early '60s Interceptors

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Unread post19 Jun 2020, 04:14

RF/YRF-101A Voodoo Flight Manual 01 Nov 1961:

https://www.docdroid.com/7yOefys/rf-yrf ... manual-pdf (48Mbs)
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Unread post12 May 2022, 01:12

NOW I GET THE JOKE about losing the propellor. However there is also the more obvious reason about '1st jets propless'.
THE EXPERIMENTAL VOODOOS [original PDF download: http://aviationarchives.blogspot.com/20 ... xf-88.html ]
Jul 1982 BILL GUNSTON Aeroplane Monthly

"The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo entered service with the USAF in 1957, yet the basic design, the XF-88, was first flown nine years earlier. BILL GUNSTON describes the two XF - 88 Voodoo prototypes....

...In January 1952 the Air Research and Development Command searched for an aircraft on which to test propellers designed for supersonic flow over the blades. One choice was the XF-88 (ship No 1), which was fitted with an Allison T38 turboprop in the nose, fed by two chin inlets for the compressor and oil cooler, and at first driving a 10-ft four-blade Curtiss experimental propeller. The engine power section was on the left and the nose landing gear moved to the right, the propeller being on the centreline. Most of the testing was done by NACA at Langley Field, the three-engined aircraft being redesignated XF-88B.

These early supersonic propellers were inefficient and excruciatingly noisy, [RANFAA flew two HS 748s also excruciatingly noisy] but the XF-88B did very well. By the time it began its new role at Langley on April 14, 1953 the same basic design had been resurrected with much more powerful engines as the F-101, still called Voodoo. The first of these flew on September 29, 1954, and as you read this Voodoos are still thundering aloft with the Canadian Armed Forces."

Photo: "the prototype XF-88, 46-525, was later fitted with a 2,650 h.p. Allison XT-35-A-5 for research into transonic and supersonic propellers. The Westinghouse turbojets were retained throughout the test programme"


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Unread post15 May 2022, 05:10

My favorite fighters of all time. Passing through Danang, Vietnam once saw F-104's on the ramp that were flying cover for missions over North Vietnam according to the Herc pilot whose plane I was riding in.The planes were in the SEA paint scheme
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Unread post15 May 2022, 05:16

Per my post above Starfighters at Danang.
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