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Canadian Warplanes 6, Jets, McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo

Canadian Warplanes, Jets, 

McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo

Data current to 9 Feb 2019.

The McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo was an all-weather interceptor fighter operated by the RCAF and the Canadian Forces between 1961 and 1984.  They were manufactured by the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri for the USAF (as F-101s), and later sold to Canada.  CF-101s replaced the obsolete Avro CF-100 Canuck in the RCAF's all-weather fighter squadrons.  The Voodoo's primary armament was nuclear AIR-2A Genie unguided air-to-air rockets, and there was significant political controversy in Canada about their adoption.  Although they never fired a weapon in wartime, the CF-101 served as Canada's primary means of air defence from Quick Reaction Alert facilities at Canadian airbases.  The CF-101s were retired in the 1980s and replaced with McDonnell Douglas CF-118 Hornet fighters.  Many examples are preserved in museums and parks in Canada and the USA.

 (CAF Photo via Mike Murphy)

McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo formation (Serial Nos. 101001, 101002, 101003, 101004, 101005, and 101006), No. 410 Squadron

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (56), (Serial Nos. 17391-17392, 17394-17399, 17401-17406, 17408-17411, 17433-17436, 17438-17442, 17444-17448, 17450-17453, 17455-17457, 17459, 17461, 17463, 17464, 17467-17471, 17475-17477, 17479-17483), CF-101F Voodoo  (10), (Serial Nos. 17393, 17400, 17407, 17437, 17443, 17449, 17460, 17466, 17472, 17478), for a total of 66 aircraft.  The 17000 numbers were replaced with 101000 numbers.

(RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17392).

 (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17396).

(RCAF Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, RCAF (Serial No. 17435), and F-101 Voodoo, USAF, at Great Falls, Montana.

(RCAF Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17440), with two AIM-4D missiles under the fuselage, ca 1960s.

 (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17446).

 (RCAF Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoos RCAF (Serial No. 17447) and (Serial No. 17402).

 (RCAF Photo)

onnell CF-101B Voodoos RCAF (Serial No. 17447) and (Serial No. 17402).

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17455), CFB Uplands, Ontario.

 (RCAF Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17456) and (Serial No. 17463), ca 1960s.

 (RCAF Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17458), with Sir Cedric, the Black Knight, CFB North Bay, Ontario, ca 1960s.

 (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17467).

 (Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4104845)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17467).  RCAF Personnel Cpl V. MacFadyen, Cpl J.G. Adams, Cpl. R. Leblanc and Cpl J.L. Mather, preparing to load a nuclear AIR-2A Genie unguided air-to-air rocket.  This weapon had the capability of being armed with a nuclear warhead.

 (DND Photo via Chris Charland)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101009) from CFB Bagotville-based No. 425 "Alouette" AW (F) Squadron, firing an un-armednuclear AIR-2A Genie unguided air-to-air rocket.

 (DND Photo via Mike Kaehler)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17469) ex-USAF 59-0469), 409 Squadron, CFB Comox, British Columbia, ca 1960s.  

 (RCAF Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17480), ca 1960s.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17482).

 (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 17482).

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4014846)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101002) with missile, CFB Bagotville.

(Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4014847)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101007), No. 409 Squadron, CFB Comox, in flight over the Rockies.

(Library & Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4014847)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101007), No. 409 Squadron, over the Rockies.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101009), from CFB Bagotville-based No. 425 "Alouette" AW (F) Squadron.

 (DND Photo via Chris Charland)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101010),  from No. 409 'Nighthawk' AW (F) Squadron based at CFB Comox, BC.

  (USAF Photo) 

McDonnell F-101B Voodoos (Serial No. 101012, ex-USAF 57-0293, and Serial No. 101042, ex USAF 57-0375) intercepting a USAF Boeing B-52G-97BW Stratofortress (Serial No. 59-2580), aka "Miss Piggy", during exercise William Tell '80 near Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, 1980.

 (USN Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial Nos. 101026 & 101059) 409 Nighthawk Squadron & 3 X USN Douglas TA-4J Skyhawks, Fleet Composite Squadron VC-13 Saints.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101028), from CFB Bagotville-based No. 425 "Alouette" AW (F) Squadron.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101046), from CFB Bagotville-based No. 425 "Alouette" AW (F) Squadron,.

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101046), from CFB Bagotville-based No. 425 "Alouette" AW (F) Squadron.

 (Ron C. Miller Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101050) 409 in flight.

 (Ahunt Photo)

McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo (Serial No. 101060), No. 409 Squadron, CFB Comox, BC, 1982. 

 (Bzuk Photo)

McDonnell EF-101F Voodoo (Serial No. 101067).

 (DND Photo via Fred Paradie)

McDonnell EF-101F Voodoo (Serial No. 101067), the CAF "Electric Voodoo" used by No. 414 (EW) Squadron at CFB North Bay as an ECM aggressor aircraft with a distinctive all black paint scheme, to identify it from "friendly" Voodoos.  It was leased from the USAF in 1982 shortly before the Voodoos were retired from the CAF in 1984 and it continued to fly until it was returned to the USAF in 1987.  Ex USAF (Serial No. 58-0300), F-101B-105-MC.   It is currently on display at the Minnesota ANG Historical Museum, Minneapolis-St Paul Airport, Minnesota as a USAF 148th FIG aircraft.  Note that the aircraft on display at North Bay marked as (Serial No. 101067) is actually (Serial No. 101054).

McDonnell CF-101 Voodoos preserved:

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101F Voodoo (Serial No. 101002), from CFB Bagotville-based No. 425 "Alouette" AW (F) Squadron, now on display inside the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

 (Photo via Mark Moxley-Knapp)

McDonnell CF-101F Voodoo (Serial No. 101003), USAF (Serial No. 56-0262), from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron,  Labrador Military Museum, CFB Goose Bay, Labrador.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101006), USAF (Serial No. 56-0324).  Last Voodoo to fly in Canada.  This aircraft was on display as part of the CFB Cornwallis Museum, Nova Scotia, for many years.  It was acquired by the Jet Aircraft Museum and has been moved to London, Ontario.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101008), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-00268), from CFB Bagotville-based No. 425 "Alouette" AW (F) Squadron,, mounted on a pylon in the Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park, CFB Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 (Author Photos)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101011), USAF (Serial No. 57-00289), near 16 Wing.  CFB Borden, Ontario.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101015), USAF (Serial No. 57-0299), from CFB Bagotville-based No. 425 "Alouette" AW (F) Squadron, mounted on a pylon in a park at Levis, Quebec,

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, (Serial No. 101021), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-00321), from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron.  The Hangar Flight Museum, Calgary, Alberta.

 (Articseahorse Photo)

McDonnell CF-101F Voodoo (Serial No. 101022), painted in RCAF No. 409 Squadron colours at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, McChord Air Museum, Washington, USA.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101025), USAF (Serial No. 57-00340).  Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.

 (Cantons-de-l'Est Photos)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101027), USAF (Serial No. 57-0341).  No. 410 Squadron painted on the left side, No. 425 Squadron painted on the right side, mounted on a pair of pylons in the exhaust.  Air Defence Museum, CFB Bagotville, Quebec.

Four additional CF-101B Voodoos are stored on base, (Serial No. 101014), (829B),  425 Squadron, CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101048), (830B), 425 Squadron, CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101050), (842B), 433 Squadron, and CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101059), (841B).

 (CAF Photo via Fred Paradie)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101014), from CFB Bagotville-based No. 425 "Alouette" AW (F) Squadron.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101028), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-00346), from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron, Hillsborough, New Brunswick.

 (Colin MacGregor Stevens Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, (Serial No. 101030), USAF (Serial No. 57-0354), C/N 532, formerly on display on the grounds of RRMC, Victoria.  101030 was originally built for the US Air Force as an F-101B-90-MC, c/n 532.  It served in the USAF with the 444th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron at Charleston AFB in South Carolina.  As part of Operation Peace Wings, it joined the Canadian Forces on 28 July 1971, serving with No. 409 Squadron at CFB Comox.  Later it served with No. 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec.  It became Instructional Air Frame 827B on 11 July 1984 and was later struck off on 15 May 1990.  It was on display in Victoria, BC before moving to the Comox Air Force Museum, CFB Comox, British Columbia.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101032), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-0359), painted as (Serial No. 17425).  Alberta Aviation Museum, Edmonton Aviation Heritage Centre, Edmonton, Alberta.

  (Bzuk Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101034), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-00362).  from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron, Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 (Peter Overnell Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, (Serial No. 101035), C/N 541, No. 409 Squadron, Abbotsford Airport, British Columbia.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101037), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-00366), from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101038), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-0368).  from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron, Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101040), USAF (Serial No. 57-0373).  The RCAF purchased Voodoo 101040 from the United States Air Force in 1971.  The aircraft flew with No. 409 ‘Nighthawk’ Squadron, an air defence unit located in Comox, British Columbia, (thus the hawk image located on the tail).  It also flew with CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron, New Brunswick, which became the last unit in the world to fly the Voodoo.  National Air Force Museum of Canada, CFB Trenton, Ontario.

 (John Quin Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo 101041.

 (Author Photos)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101041), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-0374).  This aircraft was presented to the 101st Air Refueling Wing by Canadian Forces (now RCAF) from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron, New Brunswick.  It is currently painted as USAF (Serial No. 57-0377), 04.  It was mounted on a pylon on 3 March 1987, at the Air National Guard Base, Bangor, Maine.

  (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, RCAF (Serial No. 101044), USAF (Serial No. 57-0381), 044, C/N 559, from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron, on display at Edward J. Peterson Air & Space Museum, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101046), ex-USAF F-101B-95-MC (Serial No. 57-0384).  This aircraft flew with CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron, from 1975 to 1982.  On May 1983 it became Instructional Airframe 817B.  It was struck off strength on 12 Feb 1990 and went on display at the Air Cadet Training Centre at CFB Trenton, Ontario, before coming to 5 CDSB Gagetown in 2011.  Painted in CFB Bagotville-based No. 425 "Alouette" AW (F) Squadron colours.

 (CAF Photo via Fred Paradie)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101043), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-00380), from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101043), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-00380), from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron.

 (Luc Lemieux Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101051), from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron, mounted on a pylon at Thetford Mines, Quebec.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, (Serial No. 101053), from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron, mounted on a pylon, Miramichi, New Brunswick.

 (BluePanther51 Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101054), black, mounted on a pylon, painted as (Serial No. 101067), No. 414 (EW) Squadron, CFB North Bay, Ontario.

 (Krystle Wilson Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101056), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-0426).  from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron, on display at the Air Force Museum, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta.

 (CAF Photo via Fred Paradie)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, (Serial No. 101057), USAF (Serial No. 57-0429), C/N 607, Hawk One, No. 409 Squadron.

 (bcrockcrawler Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, (Serial No. 101057), USAF (Serial No. 57-0429), C/N 607, Hawk One, No. 409 Squadron, mounted on a pylon at the CFB Comox Air Force Museum, British Columbia.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101060), ex-USAF (Serial No. 57-00433), mounted on a pylon, from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron, Alberta Aviation Museum, Edmonton Aviation Heritage Centre, Edmonton, Alberta.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101063), from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron at the Shearwater Aviation Museum, Nova Scotia.  This aircraft is being transferred to the Canadian Museum of Flight, Langley, British Columbia.

 (Maxwell J. Toms Photos)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101065), USAF (Serial No. 57-0444), from CFB Chatham-based No. 416 "Lynx" AW (F) Squadron, on display at the North Atlantic Aviation Museum, Gander, Newfoundland.