The ‘Century Series’ kicks off this week with a discussion on the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo. Retired Royal Canadian Air Force Major John “Stace” Stacey joins guest cohost Bruce Gordon to discuss this late 1940’s-designed interceptor that was once equipped with nuclear-tipped air-to-air missiles and a tactical nuke for a planned one-way mission should the Cold War ever turn hot.
Listener questions addressed on this episode include a challenge on the show’s claim that recent guest Caesar “Rico” Rodriguez is the “only man to down three enemy planes in the past 40 years,” why the F/A-18 does not start with the single push of a button like the F-35, who decides which Navy squadrons transition to new jets when, and whether external drop tanks and empty rocket pods can be dropped on targets.
Episode artwork by Janek Krause. Bumper music by Jaime Lopez. This episode was produced by our friends at the MuscleCar Place Podcast Network.