The threat of a horde of Soviet bombers racing over the North Pole to rain destruction on US (and Canadian… c’mon, we count, right?) cities was a major concern for the USAF (and RCAF) back in the ’50s and ’60s. The need to find and destroy these bombers was the major “raisons d’etre” of the North American Air Defence (NORAD) partnership between Canada and the US in those days. To do this, however required long-ranging, high speed interceptors. One of the longer serving of these, despite it’s early ’50s origin, was the McDonnel F-101B Voodoo. This tricky-to-fly, heavyweight hot rod of a plane served both NORAD forces for quite a while. Due to this, there are a lot of kits of the Voodoo from which the modeller may chose.
Of course, it’s no surprise that I gravitated to the Matchbox 1/72 F-101F Voodoo kit, with interesting subvariants and odd marking choices! Check out this unapologetically un-nuanced kit on the Out of Box Page. Oh, and bring your own cushion; the seating’s terrible.