McDONNELL F3H DEMON

DEMON SERVICE

Manufacturer: McDonnell Aircraft Corp., St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Model: ?
Designations: F3H; F-3
Name: Demon
First official flight: (XF3H-1) 07/08/1951
Factory production period: 1950 - 1960
Primary service period: 1956 - 1960's
Last official flight: (F-3B) 1964

DEMON VARIANTS

1951 Model: ? XF3H-1 2  
1953 Model: ? F3H-1N 58 Total: 060
         
1953 Model: ? F3H-2N 142  
1955 Model: ? F3H-2M 80  
1955 Model: ? F3H-2 239 Total: 461

Grand Total: 521

DEMON PRODUCTION

XF3H-1
Prototype single engined carrier fighter.
Produced 1950 - 1951

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (H)

BuNo.125444, 125445 ?

Total: 002

F3H-1N
As XF3H-1, engine upgrade, 20mm cannon.
Original designation was F3H-1. 29 later
upgraded to F3H-2 standard.
Redesignated as F-3A in 1962.
Produced

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (H)

BuNo.133489 / 133519  ?  
BuNo.133521 ?  
BuNo.133523 / 133548 ? Total: 058
384 additional airframes cancelled.

F3H-2N
As F3H-2, limited all-weather version.
Redesignated as F-3C in 1962.
Produced

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (H)

BuNo.133520, 133522 ?  
BuNo.133549 / 133568 ?  
BuNo.133570 / 133622 ?  
BuNo.136966 / 137032 ? Total: 142

F3H-2M
As F3H-2, missile capable upgrades.
Redesigated as MF-3B in 1962.
Produced

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (H)

BuNo.133569 ?  
BuNo.133623 / 133638 ?  
BuNo.137033 / 137095 ? Total: 080

F3H-2
As F3H-1N, weapons / engine upgrade.
Redesignated as F-3B in 1962.
Test aircraft were YF3H-2, (YF-3B in 1962).
Produced 1955 - 1960

McDonnell St. Louis, Missouri (H)

BuNo.143403 / 143492 ?  
BuNo.145202 / 145306 ?  
BuNo.146328 / 146339 ?  
BuNo.146709 / 146740 ? Total: 239
76 additional airframes cancelled.

F3H-2P (RF-3B) - Armed photo reconn. version of F3H-2, 24 cancelled.
F3H-3 - Proposed Temco built version with engine upgrade, 90 cancelled.

Grand Total: 521

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