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The Banshee was a rugged and reliable, all-weather, fleet defence and ground attack fighter.
Nicknamed the "Banjo," the McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee was a carrier based air defence fighter used by the RCN from 1955 to 1962.
The Banshee was a versatile Aircraft, serving both as an all-weather interceptor, and a fighter-bomber.
www.airforce.dnd.ca /equip/historical/bansheelst_e.asp   (654 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/F2H Banshee
The McDonnell F2H Banshee was a military carrier-based jet fighter aircraft, used by the United States Navy from 1948 to 1959 and by the Royal Canadian Navy from 1955 until 1962.
The Banshee was also fitted with Westinghouse radar equipment, enabling the fighter to be used for all-weather missions, and the cannons were moved downwards and rearwards away from the nose to accommodate the radar.
Two Banshees and their pilots were lost after in-flight structural failures of the folding wing mechanism, and another Banshee suffered an apparent brake failure aboard Bonaventure and rolled off the carrier's deck, falling into the ocean and drowning its pilot.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/F2H_Banshee   (2028 words)

 McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee — Canada Aviation Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The RCN acquired 39 Banshees from 1955 to 1958.
Banshees operated from shore bases and from the aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure after 1957.
The Banshee was the RCN’s last fighter and was not replaced when retired in 1962.
www.aviation.technomuses.ca /collections/artifacts/aircraft/McDonnellF2H-3Banshee.shtml   (196 words)

 Boeing: History -- Products - McDonnell F2H Banshee Fighter
The McDonnell F2H Banshee fighter, immortalized by James Michener in his novel, The Bridges of Toko-Ri, was similar in design and appearance to the FH-1 Phantom, but it had twice the power and carried bombs as well as rockets and cannons.
The Banshee was a multimission aircraft: used as a day fighter, as a night fighter and for photoreconnaissance; a variant was specially strengthened to carry nuclear weapons.
Banshees became the U.S. Navy's standard aircraft for all-weather fighter missions of extended range and served with the Navy until September 1959, when the Canadian Navy acquired 39 former F2H-3s.
www.boeing.com /history/mdc/banshee.htm   (271 words)

 F2H-2 Banshee by Don Fogal (Hawk/Testor 1/48)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As a fighter the Banshee wasn’t able to keep up with the new Soviet built Mig-15, so, it was used as a bomber.
Banshees are “apparitions” whom roam the moors, and county sides of Scotland.
It is said to hear the scream of a Banshee was a evil omen, and the sounds of their screams were so loud, and horrifying, that it would scare men to near death, turning their hair white with fear.)
www.hyperscale.com /features/f2h2df_1.htm   (900 words)

 F2H Banshee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The McDonnell F2H Banshee was a military carrier-based jet fighter aircraft, used by the US Navy from 1951 to 1959 and by the Royal Canadian Navy from 1955 until 1962.
The aircraft were delivered from 1955 to 1958 and flew from HMCS Bonaventure or as NORAD interceptors with the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile.
The last RCN Banshees retired in September 1962.
www.wapipedia.org /wikipedia/mobiletopic.aspx?cur_title=F2H_Banshee   (490 words)

 McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee
A total of 364 F2H-2 Banshees were built, the first being delivered in the winter of 1949 and the last in May of 1952.
Since Banshees were assigned with higher priority to the Sixth Fleet in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the Navy F2H-2s did not return to the Korean War zone until the autumn of 1952.
The only Marine Banshee outfit to see combat in Korea was VMJ-1, which operated from Pohang Airfield in Korea from March 1952 until the end of the Korean War in July 1953.
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 CollectAire 1/48 McDonnell F2H-2P Banshee
I have had the three Banshees safely stored in my air-conditioned closet for some years now as they were awaiting their turn in the production queue.
The latest purchased Banshee kit was not used at all as a part donor because it is done in a different creamy color resin that appears to shrink less and therefore it is slightly bigger that the old caramel color resin Banshees.
With all of the Banshee painting out of the way and with some other projects completed it was time to get back into it.
www.cybermodeler.com /hobby/builds/coll/build_coll_f2h-2p.shtml   (2033 words)

 McDonnell F2H-2P Banshee
The F2H-1 Banshee had already been developed into a fighter bomber version, the F2H-2, with increased internal fuel, 200-gallon wingtip tanks, external racks that could carry two 500lb bombs or six 5-inch rockets and the more powerful Westinghouse J34-WE-34 turbojet.
A reconnaissance version of the Banshee was quickly developed and was known as the F2H-2P Banshee and a total of 89 F2H-2Ps were eventually built, the first aircraft flying on 12 Oct 1950.
In fact the first Banshees to serve in Korea were a detachment of three F2H-2Ps from a composite squadron VC-61 aboard Valley Forge in 1951 and small detachments of these aircraft served alongside Banshee fighters both at sea and sometimes from shore bases throughout the Korean War.
www.spyflight.co.uk /banshee.htm   (511 words)

 F2H-3/4 Banshee by Fotios Rouch (Collect-Aire 1/48)
The F2H-3/4 Big Banshee was the natural state of evolution for the small Banshee F2H-2 and the smaller FH-1 Phantom.
Most of the early Big Banshees were produced in anodized natural metal but their skins did not take the abuse of the environment they were exposed to very well.
The Big Banshee was a long range all-weather multimission fighter with the latest radar and fire control system of its time.
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 Shearwater Aviation Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Banshee, serial number 126402, is one of 39 Banshees purchased from the United States Navy.
Banshee 126402 arrived at Shearwater in March 1957 and was flown by VF 870 Squadron from Shearwater and the aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure.
The Banshee was an all-weather fighter, which primarily provided air defence for the fleet.
www.shearwateraviationmuseum.ns.ca /exhibits/banshee.htm   (126 words)

 RCAF.com : The Aircraft : McDonnell F2H-3 BANSHEE
Procured second-hand from USN, the McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee was the only carrier-based air defence jet fighter used by the RCN from 1955 to 1962.
In Canadian Navy operational service, all 39 Banshee aircraft were based in Shearwater, NS and flew with VF870 and VF871 Squadrons, until the latter was amalgamated into the former in 1959.
The Banshee was well liked by pilots because of its good performance on the deck and in the air, as well as its all-weather capability, 800-mile tactical radius, and Mach 0.8 speed capability.
www.rcaf.com /aircraft/fighters/banshee   (371 words)

 Airfix 1/72 F2H-2 Banshee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The F2H Banshee was a scaled-up development of McDonnell's FH Phantom.
It was a twin-engined, straight-wing fighter that was a mainstay of the air wings aboard U.S. carriers in the early 50s.
I wanted to model a Banshee from USS Coral Sea circa 1954 rather than the Korea birds, but some of the markings for that aircraft from Super Scale sheet 72-268 proved unusable.
m2reviews.cnsi.net /reviews/korean/dorrf2h.htm   (413 words)

 NATIONAL MUSEUM of NAVAL AVIATION - COLLECTIONS - AIRCRAFT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
One of a generation of aircraft that led naval aviation into the jet age, the F2H Banshee was McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's successor to the FH Phantom, the Navy's first jet.
When the controversy over the procurement of the Air Force's B-36 bomber erupted during the late-1940s, the high-altitude capability of the F2H was a central point of the Navy's argument against the claimed invincibility of the strategic bomber.
Banshees were capable of cruising on one engine at altitude and very stable in operations aboard ship.
broadcast.illuminatedtech.com /display/story.cfm?bp=92&sid=7858   (474 words)

 The McDonnell FH-1 Phantom & F2H Banshee
However, it was obvious that further improvements could be made to the Banshee and the F2H-1 was strictly an interim type, more or less a training exercise for pilots and carrier crew, with the Navy ordering the improved "F2H-2" in August 1948.
Pilots generally liked the Banshee, since it had good performance by the standards of the time, handled well, and was very sturdy and reliable.
The limited use of the Banshee in Korea was evidence of the fact that the war there was regarded as a sideshow to the global confrontation with the Soviet Union, since Banshee deliveries to the Atlantic and Mediterranean took priority over operations in the Korean theatre.
www.vectorsite.net /avbansh.html   (3614 words)

 F2 H Banshee
The Banshee is 48' 2" long, 13' 11" high and has a wingspan of 41' 8".
The Banshee has a cruise speed of 461 mph, a maximum speed of 527 mph, a maximum climb rate of 5,900 feet per min.
Competing against McDonnell's F2H Banshee and North American's FJ-1 Fury, the Pirate never saw full deployment and in fact all 30 airframes built achieved total air time of only 945 hours.
www.yellowairplane.com /Books_Fighter_Aircraft/F2H-3_Banshee_books.html   (277 words)

 F2H-2/P2/2N Banshee
McDonnell’s F2H-2 Banshee served in combat in Korea for the United States Navy and was derived predominantly from the earlier FH-1 Phantom project that came to fruition during the closing year of World War Two.
The FH-1 Phantom, the Banshee’s predecessor, was the first operational jet fighter to serve in the US Navy and the first jet aircraft to fly off of a US carrier.
The F2H Banshee was an improved airframe with folding wings, lengthen fuselage (which housed more fuel) and more powerful engines (Westinghouse J-34 WE-34).
www.collectaire.com /modelpages/f2h/F2Hreview.html   (2025 words)

 Squadron Books FH/F2H Banshee in Action
The F2H Banshee was developed from the FH-1 Phantom, the Navy's first fighter aircraft.
Banshees were used as fighter-bomber and recon aircraft in Korea, and became the Navy's standard carrier-based all-weather fighter for much of the 1950s.
The F2H-3 and F2H-4 were among the first Navy aircraft launched from the USS Hancock during initial tests of the new steam catapult.
e-hobbyland.com /sqbofhbainac.html   (87 words)

 F2H-3 Banshee Close-Up by Geoff McDonell
The first jet fighter to serve with the Royal Canadian Navy, the F2H-3 Banshee began service with the RCN in 1956 as a front line all weather fighter, flying from the HMCS Bonaventure.
It was capable of carrying early versions of the Sidewinder missile on underwing pylons to supplement the four 20mm cannons.
A total of 39 Banshees served with the RCN from 1956 to 1962.
www.clubhyper.com /reference/bansheegmcd_1.htm   (148 words)

 AirToAirCombat.Com: McDonnell F2H-3 Banshee Details
The first F2H-1 Banshees were delivered to VX-3 based at NAS Atlantic City in August of 1948.
The first operational unit to receive the Banshee was VF-171 based at NAS Cecil Field in Florida, trading in its Phantoms for the new type.
The ability of the Banshee to reach such extreme altitudes was an embarrassment for the Air Force, which had been arguing that its B-36s flew so high that they were immune from interception.
www.airtoaircombat.com /detail.asp?id=91   (960 words)

 FH/F2H Banshee in action: compare price/rate/reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The F2H Banshee was enlarged and improved FH-1.
The Banshee prototype first flew in 1947 and it entered Navy service one year later.
The F2H also went to sea as the Royal Canadian Navy's shipboard fighter during the late 1950s and early 1960s.
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The F2H should have been a better attack a/c, same bombload with a larger wing so less handling trouble loaded.
The Banshee was a concurrent aircraft to the Panther, which was intended as all-weather fighter.
The Banshee served for about ten years and was soon replaced by MUCH more capable aircraft.
www.strategypage.com /militaryforums/6-19439.aspx   (529 words)

 McDonnell F2H Banshee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A total of 364 F2H-2 Banshees were built, the first being delivered in the winter of 1949 and the last in 5/52.
Some photographic Banshees were used for special tests, including one on 12/16/52 when two F2H-2Ps were launched from the USS Princeton (CVA-37) and guided a Regulus cruise missile to a target off the coast of southern California.
The only Marine Banshee outfit to see combat in Korea was VMJ-1, which operated from Pohang Airfield in Korea from 3/52 until the end of the Korean War in 7/53.
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 McDonnell F2H
The McDonnell F2H Banshee was a single-seat, twin-engine, carrier-based, all-weather jet fighter used by the US Navy and Marine Corps during the Korean War.
In addition, photo-reconnaissance variants of the F2H, the F2H-2P, were used by both US Navy and Marine Corps aerial reconnaissance squadrons.
The F2H was a very successful aircraft, and it continued to serve with the US Naval Reserve until the mid-1960s.
www.korean-war.com /KWAircraft/US/Navy/mcdonnell_f2h.html   (203 words)

 F2H Banshee Crashes Aboard USS Essex
During the Korean war Essex served as flagship for Carrier Division 1 and TF 77.
She was the first carrier to launch F2H Banshee twinjet fighters on combat missions; on 16 September 1951 one of these planes, damaged in combat, crashed into aircraft parked on the forward flight deck causing an explosion and fire which killed seven.
McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee jet fighter (Bureau No. 124968), piloted by LtJG Keller, heads toward planes parked on the starboard side of the flight deck, forward, after clearing three barriers at 1823(I).
ussessex.bravepages.com /korea/crash.htm   (375 words)

 Academy (Hobbycraft) 1/72 F2H-3/4 Banshee
The McDonnell F2H Banshee was a development of the FH Phantom, the first U.S. Navy jet fighter to operate from an Aircraft Carrier.
Compared to the Grumman F9F Panther, the Banshee was not as robust a design - an important consideration for any aircraft used in the close support and interdiction roles.
Both of these are for Banshees of VF-11 based on the USS Coral Sea in March 1956.
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/portland/971/Reviews/50s/f2h-3-banshee.htm   (2338 words)

 CollectAire 1/48 McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee
The McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee was a carrier based jet fighter aircraft and was used by the US Navy from 1951 to 1959.
The Banshee was the natural development of the FH-1 Phantom becoming larger, more powerful and carrying an increased fuel load with 20 mm cannons, and the additional capability to carry bombs, rockets and missiles.
The F2H-2 served during the Korean War with the 7th Fleet as a fighter and later as a photo-reconnaissance platform.
www.cybermodeler.com /hobby/kits/coll/kit_coll_f2h2.shtml   (767 words)

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