Capable of speeds in excess of 1200 miles per hour, the F-101 Voodoo was originally designed as a long-range bomber escort. Shortly after the plane's debut in 1957, however, Strategic Air Command determined that jet escorts for the B-52 were unnecessary. The F-101 was reconfigured as an air-defense interceptor, fighter-bomber, and reconnaissance platform.
Known by its pilots as the "one oh one wonder" for its performance capabilities, the Voodoo flew with distinction in Vietnam, and performed recon missions over Cuba. Over 880 F-101s were built, flying for the USAF and RCAF as late as 1984.
Originally printed by McDonnell and the USAF, this F-101 Voodoo Flight Operating Manual was declassified. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted and color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.