f3h

McDonnell F3H Demon (1956-1964)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 59 ft 0 in (17.98 m)
  • Wingspan: 35 ft 4 in (10.76 m)
  • Height: 14 ft 7 in (4.44 m)
  • Wing area: 519 ft² (48.21 m²)
  • Empty weight: 21,133 lb (10,040 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 33,900 lb (15,377 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Allison J71-A-2E turbojet
    • Dry thrust: 9,700 lbf (43.25 kN)
    • Thrust with afterburner: 14,750 lbf (65.77 kN)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 716 mph (622 knots, 1,152 km/h) at sea level, 647 mph (563 knots, 1,041 km/h) at 30,000 ft (9,150 m)
  • Range: 1,370 mi (1,191 nmi, 1,899 km)
  • Endurance: 3 hr at 575 mi (500 nmi, 926 km) radius
  • Service ceiling: 35,050 ft (10,683 m)
  • Rate of climb: 12,795 ft/min (65.0 m/s)

Armament

  • Guns: 4 20 mm (0.79 in) Colt Mk 12 cannons, 150 rpg
  • Missiles: 4 AIM-7 Sparrow or AIM-9 Sidewinder
  • Bombs: 6,000 lb (2,720 kg) of bombs

Avionics

  • AN/APG-51A, B, and C radar

honestly it’s a damn shame the f3h never got a good engine

it always looked well-proportioned and sleek to me, and it was let down by the j40

that said, its intake design is really strange