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by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Canadian Warplanes 6, Jets, McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo

Canadian Warplanes, Jets, 

McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo

Data current to 21 Nov 2018.

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-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, 17479-1748383), 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)

 (RCAF Photo)

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

 (RCAF Photo)

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

(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. 17458), with Sir Cedric, the Black Knight, CFB North Bay, Ontario, ca 1960s.

 (RCAF Photo)

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

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

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

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101007) pair in flight over the Rockies.

 (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 Genie AIR-2 Air Intercept Rocket.  This weapon had the capability of being armed with a nuclear warhead.

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

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

(RCAF Photo)

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

 (Bzuk Photo)

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

 (Ahunt Photo)

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

 (Ron C. Miller Photo)

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

 (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.

 (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

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

 (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

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

 (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

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

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

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

 (RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

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

 (DND Photo via James Craik)

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 174855), CFB Uplands, Ontario.

(RCAF Photo via Mike Kaehler)

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

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo, (Serial No. 101053), Miramichi, New Brunswick.

 (Author Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101037), Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

 (Colin MacGregor Stevens Photo)

McDonnell CF-101B Voodoo (Serial No. 101030), CFB Comox, British Columbia.