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#AA-2058   1/72 scale  McDonnell XF-88A Voodoo  Penetration fighter led to the F-101


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features

28 resin parts


Clear-resin canopy & Decal


Span 167 mm


Length 229 mm


Unit price: US$45

Shipping charge: US$4.50

Each model kit contents 1 set of decal. Extra canopies and decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal



Aircraft History and Specification

In 1945, USAAF recognized all the early jet fighters lacked sufficient range to escort bombers to the target. So proposals for a penetration fighter were requested. In 1947, McDonnell submitted its larger-sized F2H proposal, and was chosen for two prototypes, designated XF-88 Voodoo. The other designs entered the competition were the Lockheed XF-90 and the North American YF-93A. In 1948, the XF-88 made its first flight. Handling was acceptable but the speed was disappointing. So the second prototype was modified with two afterburning turbojets, and was redesignated XF-88A. The XF-88A reached higher speeds, but still not fast enough. In June 1950, after a fly-off with the XF-90 and YF-93, USAF chose the XF-88A as the winner of the contest. However, no production order was justified at the time because of the outbreak of the Korean War. At the wars conclusion, USAF still required a modern escort fighter. McDonnell was asked to develop an advanced design based on the XF-88. Two prototypes were ordered that became the F-101 with the same name of Voodoo.










Long range escort fighter

To meet escort fighter requirement by USAAF




2x Westinghouse XJ34-WE-22 turbojet

700 mph


6x 20mm cannon


Model References

The McDonnell XF-88A Voodoo is suitable to group with the following collection series.

Post war U.S.A.F. fighter 1946 ~ 1962

Republic F-84 Thunderjet

McDonnell XF-85 Goblin

North American F-86 Sabre

Curtiss XF-87 Blackhawk

McDonnell XF-88 Voodoo

Northrop F-89 Scorpion

Lockheed XF-90

Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor

Convair XF-92A

North American YF-93A (F-86C)

Lockheed F-94A Starfire

North American YF-95A (F-86D)

Republic YF-96A (F-84F) Thunderflash

Lockheed YF-97A (F-94C)

Hughes XF-98 Falcon (AIM-4)

Lockheed XF-99 Bomarc

North American F-100A Super Sabre

McDonnell F-101A Voodoo

Convair F-102 Delta Dagger

Republic XF-103 Thunderwarrior

Lockheed F-104A Starfighter

Republic F-105B Thunderchief

Republic XF-106 (XF-84H) / Convair F-106 Delta Dart

North American YF-107A Ultra Sabre

North American XF-108 Rapier

Bell XF-109

McDonnell F-110A (F-4C) Spectre

General Dynamics F-111A

U.S.A.F. Penetration fighter competition in 1946

McDonnell XF-88 Voodoo

Lockheed XF-90

North American YF-93A (F-86C)


McDonnell Voodoo Family

McDonnell XF-88A

McDonnell XF-88B

McDonnell F-101


The Korean War operation 1950 ~ 1953


Post war U.S. experimental aircraft