McDonnell F3H-3 Demon

Last revised December 25, 1999




The F3H-3 was a proposed version of the Demon to be powered by the General Electric J73-GE-3 engine, rated at 9200 lb.s.t. dry and 12,900 lb.s.t. with afterburning. Ninety examples were ordered (BuNos 143403/143492), but none were completed. The ninety airframes ordered as F3H-3s were completed as J71-powered F3H-2s.

Sources:


  1. United States Military Aircraft Since 1909, Gordon Swanborough and Peter M. Bowers, Smithsonian, 1989.

  2. The American Fighter, Enzo Angelucci and Peter Bowers, Orion, 1987.

  3. The World Guide to Combat Planes, William Green, Macdonald, 1966.

  4. McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Since 1920, Rene J. Francillon, Naval Institute Press, 1990.