RF-101 in Plastic Pics

RF-101 in Plastic Pics

Joined: October 22nd, 2009, 11:44 pm

March 23rd, 2011, 1:58 am #1

Real nice Monogram model over there tonight.

Over the years i have wondered about thelong afterburner sections showing outside the fuselage -- didn't they have an engine/ab that was real close to the aft fuselage at one point ? It seems almost like they built the Voodoo and THEN decided to add afterburners to the plane !!

And wasn't there a different photo nose that had camera in the very front faired into the forward fuselage ? Thanks, George
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:45 am

March 23rd, 2011, 3:23 am #2

The single place RF-101A and C were made as recon aircraft from the beginning. They had long slender noses with a camera in the tip, slanted down. They also had short afterburners. Some F-101A and Cs were converted to RF-101G and Hs. They had a short nose modifided to carry cammeras, and had the short afterburners. Then, there was the RF-101B, which was a modified F-101B. All Bs had longer afterburner cans, and they remained with the RF-101B. And the RF-101B had that bumpey addition below the nose for cameras.

Unfortunately, I don't have photos available at this time, but, if you do a search on Google or Yahoo, or whatever, you will no doubt find pictures. Airliners.net probably has a few, as well.

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Joined: October 22nd, 2009, 11:44 pm

March 23rd, 2011, 5:23 am #3

Thanks, Ron !! n/t
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Joined: August 18th, 2004, 6:37 pm

March 23rd, 2011, 8:51 pm #4

RF-101C This is the original single seat recce nose (same for RF-101A):



RF-101H Modified from an F-101C (and an RF-101G was a modified F-101A):



RF-101B - Converted F-101B:





Short burner cans - F-101A/C and RF-101A/C:



Long burner cans - F-101B/F, CF-101B/F and RF-101B:



CB

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Desrt_Wings.html
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Joined: August 18th, 2004, 6:37 pm

March 23rd, 2011, 8:56 pm #5

Thanks, Ron !! n/t
This was supposedly the last flight of an RF-101 that took place in Jan, 1979. RF-101C 56-0081 of the 153rd TRS MS-ANG on a delivery flight to MASDC (now AMARG).



CB

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Clifford Bossie

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Joined: October 22nd, 2009, 11:44 pm

March 23rd, 2011, 10:15 pm #6

Real nice Monogram model over there tonight.

Over the years i have wondered about thelong afterburner sections showing outside the fuselage -- didn't they have an engine/ab that was real close to the aft fuselage at one point ? It seems almost like they built the Voodoo and THEN decided to add afterburners to the plane !!

And wasn't there a different photo nose that had camera in the very front faired into the forward fuselage ? Thanks, George
is the way i like the aircraft best !! But they were more impressive in grey over white (pre-SEA).

The canopy sure seems small these days ... not much for a pilot to see anywhere was there ? The Demon had more field of view than the Voodoo. The F-100 guys had a good view, i would think. George
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March 23rd, 2011, 11:13 pm #7

And one in that group had just come out of PDM and was on the way to the boneyard!

I crawled inside an F-84F a couple of weeks ago. Talk about a small canopy.

CB

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Desrt_Wings.html
Clifford Bossie

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Desrt_Wings.html

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Wildcat/F4F_pt1.html
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:45 am

March 24th, 2011, 2:04 am #8

is the way i like the aircraft best !! But they were more impressive in grey over white (pre-SEA).

The canopy sure seems small these days ... not much for a pilot to see anywhere was there ? The Demon had more field of view than the Voodoo. The F-100 guys had a good view, i would think. George
Then they went to all gray, I presume for corrosion protection, but I always preferred the SEA camo.
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Joined: October 22nd, 2009, 11:44 pm

March 24th, 2011, 3:08 pm #9

Now tht would be an interesting model !!! No thnks, guys -- not me ... too many other projects underway. George
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Joined: January 22nd, 2008, 2:04 am

March 24th, 2011, 10:56 pm #10

RF-101C This is the original single seat recce nose (same for RF-101A):



RF-101H Modified from an F-101C (and an RF-101G was a modified F-101A):



RF-101B - Converted F-101B:





Short burner cans - F-101A/C and RF-101A/C:



Long burner cans - F-101B/F, CF-101B/F and RF-101B:



CB

http://www.angelfire.com/dc/jinxx1/Desrt_Wings.html
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