McDONNELL F2H BANSHEE

BANSHEE SERVICE

Manufacturer: McDonnell Aircraft Corp., St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Model: ?
Designations: F2H; F2D, F-2
Name: Banshee
First official flight: (XF2D-1) 11/01/1947
Factory production period: 1946 - 1953
Primary service period: 1949 - 1959
Last official flight: (F-2D) 1961

BANSHEE VARIANTS

1947 Model: ?  XF2D-1 3  
1948 Model: ? F2H-1 56 Total: 059
         
1949 Model: ? F2H-2 333  
1950 Model: ? F2H-2N 14  
1950 Model: ? F2H-2P 89 Total: 436
         
1952 Model: ? F2H-3 250 Total: 250
         
1953 Model: ? F2H-4 150 Total: 150

Grand Total: 895

BANSHEE PRODUCTION

XF2D-1
Prototype twin engined carrier fighter.
Redesignated as XF2H-1 in 1947.
Produced 1946 - 1947

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (D)

BuNo.99858 / 99860 ?

Total: 003

F2H-1
As XF2H-1, minor changes.
Original designation was F2D-1.
Produced 1948 - 1949

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (H)

BuNo.122530 / 122559 ?  
BuNo.122990 / 123015 ? Total: 056

F2H-2
As F2H-1, longer fuselage, engine
upgrade, minor improvements.
Produced 1949 - 1952

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (H)

BuNo.123204 / 123299 ?  
BuNo.123314 / 123365 ?  
BuNo.123367 / 123382 ?  
BuNo.124940 / 125071 ?  
BuNo.125500 / 125505 ?  
BuNo.125649 / 125679 ? Total: 333
14 additional airframes cancelled.

F2H-2N
As F2H-2, night-fighter version, longer
nose with radar and 20mm cannon.
Produced 1949 - 1950

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (H)

BuNo.123300 / 123313 ?

Total: 014

F2H-2P
As F2H-2, unarmed photo reconn. version.
1 F2H-2(123336) also converted.
Produced 1950 - 1952

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (H)

BuNo.123366 ?  
BuNo.125072 / 125079 ?  
BuNo.125680 / 125706 ?  
BuNo.126673 / 126695 ?  
BuNo.128857 / 128886 ? Total: 089
2 additional airframes cancelled.

F2H-3
As F2H-2N, fuselage design changes,
extra fuel, minor improvements.
39 to RCN in 1955.
Redesignated as F-2C in 1962.
Produced 1952 - 1953

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (H)

BuNo.126291 / 126350 ?  
BuNo.126354 / 126489 ?  
BuNo.127493 / 127546 ? Total: 250
195 additional airframes cancelled.

F2H-3P - Photo reconn. version of F2H-3, cancelled.

F2H-4
As F2H-3, weapons / engine upgrade.
Redesignated as F-2D in 1962.
Produced

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (H)

BuNo.126351 / 126353 ?  
BuNo.127547 / 127693 ? Total: 150

 

Grand Total: 895

BANSHEE CONVERSIONS

US Navy

F2H-2B

27

F2H-2, factory conversions as nuclear strike aircraft.

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