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Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

F-101B • “Voodoo”

McDonnell

 
 
F-101B • “Voodoo” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 21, 2012
1. F-101B • “Voodoo” Marker
Inscription. Originally 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.

This Voodoo was retired from service with the 132nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron (ANG) at Bangor, Main in 1976. The AFFTC Museum acquired it from storage at Davis-Monthan AFB on 12 Dec 84 and it was restored by the 412th Test Wing surfaces team in 2006.

On Loan from the National Museum of the USAF
 
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Museum.
 
Location. 34° 52.261′ N, 117° 59.466′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern
F-101B • “Voodoo” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 21, 2012
2. F-101B • “Voodoo” Marker
County. Marker is on South Rosamond Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Century Circle Air Force Flight Test Center just outside the West Main Gate Edwards AFB, Ca. Marker is in this post office area: Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. YF-100A “Super Sabre” (here, next to this marker); TF-102A • “Delta Dagger” (within shouting distance of this marker); F-104A • “Starfighter” (within shouting distance of this marker); F-106B • “Delta Dart” (within shouting distance of this marker); F-105D • “Thunderchief” (within shouting distance of this marker); YC-15 (within shouting distance of this marker); YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 (approx. 4.9 miles away); NF-4C - "Phantom II" (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
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F-101B • “Voodoo” and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 4, 2012
3. F-101B • “Voodoo” and Marker
F-101B • “Voodoo” image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 21, 2012
4. F-101B • “Voodoo”
F-101B • “Voodoo” image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 4, 2012
5. F-101B • “Voodoo”
Century Circle Air Force Flight Test Center image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 4, 2012
6. Century Circle Air Force Flight Test Center
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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