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McDonnel F2H (F-2) Banshee fighter

 

 

F2H-4 (F-2D) Banshee

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
F2H-1 fighter 8/1948 - 1949 56 mid-1960s 2 Westighouse J34-WE-22 engines (2 1361 kgf), 4 20-mm guns
F2H-2 1949 - 1950 308 2 J34-WE-34 engines (2 x 1474 kgf)
F2H-2B fighter-bomber 1950 - 1950 25+364 modified from F2H-1 and F2H-2 4 20-mm guns, 2 227-kg or 4 113-kg bombs or 6 127-mm HVAR rockets
F2H-2N 1950 - 1950 14 AL radar
F2H-2P recon 1950 - 1950 89 photo camera, without armament and radar
F2H-3, 1962 - F-2C fighter-bomber 1950 - 1952 250 4 20-mm guns, 2 227-kg or 4 113-kg bombs or 6 127-mm HVAR rockets, APQ-11 radar
F2H-4, 1962 - F-2D 1952 - 8/1953 150 2 J34-WE-38 engines (2 x 1633 kgf), new radar

 

Modification F2H-2B

Wing span, m

12.73

Length, m

14.68

Height, m

4.42

Wings area, m2

27.31

Empty mass, kg

5980

Full flying-off mass, kg

11437
Engine 2 Westinghouse J34-WE-34

Force, kgf

2 1474
Maximal speed, km/h 933
Cruise speed, km/h  
Flying range, km 1883
Vertical speed, m/s  
Maximal altitude, m 14205
Complement 1
Armament 4 20-mm guns, 2 227-kg or 4 113-kg bombs or 6 127-mm HVAR rockets

F2H-3 (F-2C) Banshee

F2H-2 Banshee

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008