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<!--BEGIN SPECIFICATIONS--> F3H Demon Specifications Primary Function: Carrier-based strike fighter Contractor: McDonnell Aircraft Corp. Crew: One Unit Cost: N/A Powerplant One Allison J71-A-2E axial flow turbojet rated at 9,700 lb thrust Dimensions Length: 58 feet, 11 inches Wingspan: 35 feet, 4 inches Height: 14 feet, 7 inches Weights Empty: 22,132 lb Maximum Takeoff: 33,900 lb Performance Speed: 646 mph Ceiling: 42,650 ft Range: 1,180 mi Armament Four Sparrow or two Sidewinder missiles, four 20-mm cannons, up to 6,000 pounds of external stores including fuel tanks, bombs and rocket pods Service Life First Flight: August 7, 1951 (prototype) End of Service: 1964 Number Built: [~522 total] <!--END SPECIFICATIONS--> <!--BEGIN ACHIEVEMENTS--> F3H Demon Achievements The Demon was the first U.S. combat aircraft designed to be armed primarily with missiles rather than guns. <!--END ACHIEVEMENTS--> <!--BEGIN FEATURES--> <!-- F3H Demon Features --> <!--END FEATURES--> <!--BEGIN BACKGROUND--> <!-- F3H Demon Background --> <!--END BACKGROUND-->
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