McDonnell F3H / F-3 Demon

Naval Fighter

McDonnell F-3C Demon United States Navy 133566 / E 78 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The McDonnell F3H Demon / F-3 Demon is a single-engine single-seat carrier-based jet fighter aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer McDonnell Aircraft Corporation. The F3H was redesignated F-3 Demon in 1962. The US Navy was the sole operator of the Demon.
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelAllison J71-A-2E
Engine Power
dry/with Afterburner
43,1 / 62,3 kN9690 / 14000 lbf
Speed1041 km/h562 kts
  647 mph
Service Ceiling12.985 m42.600 ft
Range2.206 km1.191 NM
1.371 mi.
Empty Weight10.039 kg22.132 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight15.377 kg33.900 lbs
Wing Span10,77 m35 ft 4 in
Wing Area48,2 m519 ft
Length17,96 m58 ft 11 in
Height4,44 m14 ft 7 in
First Flight07.08.1951
Production Statusout of production
Total Production519
Data for (Version)McDonnell F3H-2 / F-3B Demon
VariantsF3H-1N , F3H-2 / F-3B, F3H-2N / F-3C, F3H-2M / MF-3B

[Photo-ID: 11124] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
McDonnell F-3B Demon, United States Navy, 145221, c/n 370, Karsten Palt, 2015McDonnell
F-3B Demon
United States Navy
Reg.: 145221
c/n: 370
 
BuNo marked as 143492
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 7895] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
McDonnell F-3C Demon, United States Navy, 133566, c/n 78, Karsten Palt, 2014McDonnell
F-3C Demon
United States Navy
Reg.: 133566
c/n: 78
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]
[Photo-ID: 7896] Karsten Palt 2014-03-09
McDonnell F-3C Demon, United States Navy, 133566, c/n 78, Karsten Palt, 2014McDonnell
F-3C Demon
United States Navy
Reg.: 133566
c/n: 78
 
Intrepid Air, Space & Sea Museum [New York City, NY]