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The first of many successful jet aircraft from the McDonnell stables, the FH-1 Phantom was the first jet aircraft for the US Navy, with the first delivery taking place 26 January 1945.  The only Navy squadron equipped with the Phantom was VF-17A, from 23 July 1945; the aircraft were later delivered to Marine units, and according to Matthew, this aircraft sports USMC markings.  Specifications as follows:

 

Engines:          2x Westinghouse 19xB-2-B, 1600lb thrust each

Length:            38' 10"

Span:                40' 9"

GWT:                 9820 lbs.

Top speed:      479 mph

Last delivery May 1948

 

This walkaround was graciously submitted by fellow Hyperscaler Matthew Quinney.  The subject aircraft is airframe #20 of 61 produced.  Please note the white leather seat padding was NOT considered a standard option while in squadron service!  :)

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