Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA9301 McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo USAF 363rd TRW, #56-0165, Operation Sun Run, November 27th 1957. 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 6.75" Wingspan, 11.25" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
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 807 Voodoos had been created, 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.
On November 27, 1957 six RF-101C “Longbirds” were prepped to be part of “Operation Sun Run”. Only four aircraft would actually fly with the other two as backups. The object of the operation would be have two aircraft fly Los Angeles to New York, while the other two would fly round trip Los Angeles – New York – Los Angeles and hopefully set speed records. Los Angeles to New York took 3 hours, 7 minutes, 43.63 seconds. The round trip was completed in 6 hours, 46 minutes and 36.21 seconds.
DECEMBER 2023 RELEASE
|Size:||6.75" Wingspan, 11.25" Long|
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