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McDonnel F3H (F-3) Demon fighter

 

 

F3H-2 (F-3B) Demon

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
F3H-1 fighter 3/1956 - 1956 29 1958 Westinghouse J40-WE-24 engine (4944 kgf), 4 20-mm guns
F3H-2, 1962 - F-3B fighter - bomber 1958 - 11/1959 239+29 modified from F3H-1 9/1964 Allison J71-A-2E engine (6436 kgf), 4 20-mm guns, 2722 kg of combat load (2 907-kg or 4 454-kg bombs or 2 nuke bombs or 128 70-mm FFAR rockets or 4 Sidewinder or 4 Sparrow AAM), APQ-G91 radar
F3H-2M, 1962 - MF-3B fighter 1957 - 1958 80 4 20-mm guns, 2722 kg of combat load (4 Sidewinder or 4 Sparrow AAM), APD-50 radar
F3H-2N, 1962 - F-3C fighter-bomber 1956 - 1957 140 4 20-mm guns, 2722 kg of combat load (2 907-kg or 4 454-kg bombs or 2 nuke bombs or 128 70-mm FFAR rockets or 4 Sidewinder AAM), APQ-G91 radar

 

Modification F3H-2 (F-3B)

Wing span, m

10.67

Length, m

17.96

Height, m

4.44

Wings area, m2

48.22

Empty mass, kg

10039

Full flying-off mass, kg

15377
Engine Allison J71-A-2E

Force, kgf

6436
Maximal speed, km/h 1041
Cruise speed, km/h  
Flying range, km 2205
Vertical speed, m/s 61.0
Maximal altitude, m 13000
Complement 1
Armament 4 20-mm guns, 2722 kg of combat load (2 907-kg or 4 454-kg bombs or 2 nuke bombs or 128 70-mm FFAR rockets or 4 Sidewinder or 4 Sparrow AAM)

XF3H-1 Demon

F3H-2 (F-3B) Demon (Constellation, early 1960s)

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008