Thomas Jay Park in Tucson in Pima County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
On loan from the
of the United States Air Force
Erected by Pima Air & Space Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
Location. 32° 8.34′ N, 110° 52.04′ W. Marker is in Tucson, Arizona, in Pima County. It is in Thomas Jay Park. Marker can be reached from East Valencia Road, 0.3 miles west of South Wilmot Road. The marker is located in the southern section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 East Valencia Road, Tucson AZ 85756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Dynamics F-111E (a few steps from this marker); Lockheed P-80B (F-80C) (a few steps from this marker); Westland HMA.8 (a few steps from this marker); Grumman OV-IC (within shouting distance of this marker); Republic F-84C (within shouting distance of this marker); North American F-100C Panavia Tornado IDS (within shouting distance of this marker); Convair F-102A (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tucson.
More about this marker. The marker is located on the outside section of the Pima Air & Space Museum. There is an entry fee required to visit both the inside and outside sections of the museum.
Also see . . . McDonnell F-101 Voodoo.
Initially designed by McDonnell Aircraft Corporation as a long-range bomber escort (known as a penetration fighter) for the USAF's Strategic Air Command (SAC), the Voodoo was instead developed as a nuclear-armed fighter-bomber for the USAF's Tactical Air Command (TAC), and as a photo reconnaissance aircraft based on the same airframe. An F-101A set a number of world speed records for jet-powered aircraft, including fastest airspeed, attaining 1,207.6 miles (1,943.4 km) per hour on 12 December 1957. They operated in the reconnaissance role until 1979. Source: Wikipedia(Submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.