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RCAF McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo Fighter - 409 "Nighthawk" Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, 1982 (1:72 Scale)
RCAF McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo Fighter - 409 "Nighthawk" Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, 1982

Hobby Master RCAF McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo Fighter - 409 "Nighthawk" Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, 1982




 
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Hobby Master HA3715 RCAF McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo Fighter - 409 "Nighthawk" Squadron, CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, 1982 (1:72 Scale) "Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America - not on the battlefields of Vietnam."
- Marshal McLuhan

The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was a supersonic military jet fighter which served the United States Air Force (USAF) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Initially designed by McDonnell Aircraft as a long-range bomber escort (known as a penetration fighter) for the Strategic Air Command (SAC), the Voodoo was instead developed as a nuclear-armed fighter-bomber for the Tactical Air Command (TAC), and as a photo reconnaissance aircraft based on the same airframe. Extensively modified versions were produced as an all-weather interceptor aircraft, serving with the Air Defense Command, later renamed the Aerospace Defense Command (ADC), the Air National Guard, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the unified Canadian Forces after 1968.

The Voodoo's career as a fighter-bomber was relatively brief, but the reconnaissance versions served for some time. Along with the US Air Force's U-2 and US Navy's RF-8 Crusaders, the RF-101 reconnaissance variant of the Voodoo was instrumental during the Cuban Missile Crisis and saw extensive service during the Vietnam War. Interceptor versions served with the Air National Guard until 1982, and in Canadian service they were a front line part of NORAD until their replacement with the McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet in the 1980s.

While the Voodoo was a moderate success, it may have been more important as an evolutionary step towards its replacement in most roles, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, one of the most successful Western fighter designs of the 1960s. The Phantom would retain the twin engines, twin crew for interception duties, and a tail mounted well above and behind the jet exhaust. Both aircraft were influenced by the McDonnell's F-3 Demon, a carrier-based naval fighter-interceptor that served during the 1950s and early 1960s.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale diecast replica of a RCAF McDonnell CF-101 Voodoo fighter that was attached to 409 "Night Hawk" Squadron, then deployed to CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, during 1982. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 6-3/4-inches
Length: 11-1/4-inches

Release Date: September 2023

Historical Account: "Nighthawk" - Re-established at RCAF Station Comox on November 1st, 1954, 409 Squadron provided air defense for Canada's west coast as part of NORAD. Initially equipped with the Canadian designed Avro CF-100 they converted to the CF-101 Voodoo in 1962. The squadron transferred to CFB Cold Lake in 1984 to convert to the CF-18 and then deployed to CFB Baden-Soellingen as part of Canada's NATO commitment. The squadron was then disbanded in 1991 with the withdrawal of Canadian Forces from Europe.

The squadron was briefly reformed back at Comox as a Combat Support Squadron (without aircraft) but was disbanded again. 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron was re-formed from the consolidation of 416 and 441 Tactical Fighter Squadrons on July 6th, 2006, at CFB Cold Lake.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Full complement of weapons
  • Interchangeable landing gear
  • Opening canopy
  • Comes with two seated pilot figures
  • Comes with display stand

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