McDonnell F2H Banshee

Naval Fighter

McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee United States Marine Corps 124988 LC-4 291 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The McDonnell F2H Banshee is a twin-engined single-seat carrier-based jet fighter aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer McDonnell Aircraft Corporation.
The F2H Banshee is a development of the McDonnell FH-1 Phantom.
Propulsion2 Turbojet Engines
Engine ModelWestinghouse J34-WE-34
Engine Power (each)14,5 kN3250 lbf
Speed941 km/h508 kts
  585 mph
Service Ceiling14.204 m46.600 ft
Range1.883 km1.017 NM
1.170 mi.
Empty Weight5.980 kg13.184 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight11.437 kg25.214 lbs
Wing Span12,73 m41 ft 9 in
Wing Area27,3 m294 ft
Length14,68 m48 ft 2 in
Height4,42 m14 ft 6 in
First Flight11.01.1947
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 900
Developed fromMcDonnell FH-1 Phantom
Data for (Version)McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee
VariantsF2H-1, F2H-2, F2H-2B, F2H-2N, F2H-2P, F2H-3 / F-2C, F2H-4 / F-2D

[Photo-ID: 5887] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 124988, c/n 291, Karsten Palt, 2012McDonnell
F2H-2 Banshee
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 124988
c/n: 291
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11123] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
McDonnell F2H-2P Banshee, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 125690, c/n 348, Karsten Palt, 2015McDonnell
F2H-2P Banshee
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 125690
c/n: 348
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]