The McDonnell F3H-2N (F-3B) Demon was a subsonic swept-wing US Navy carrier-based jet fighter aircraft. It was withdrawn before it could serve in Vietnam.
The McDonnell F3H-2N (F-3B) Demon was designed to counter Russian MiG-15s and MiG-17s. Designed as a cannon and missile-carrying fighter, the aircraft’s large wings, with power-operated slats aided in providing lift at low speed, and give it smooth handling at high altitudes as well a good response during landings on carriers.
- Name: McDonnell F3H – 2N (F -3B) Demon
- Role: Carrier-based fighter aircraft
- Manufacturer: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
- First flight: 1951
- Introduction: 1956
- Retired: 1964
- Primary user: United States Navy
- Number built: 519
- Museum: Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum
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