Thursday, November 27, 2014

RF-101C - Operation Sun Run (Part I)

Scan1939Scan1941 Scan1942Scan1942a“On November 27 1957, during "Operation Sun Run," an RF-101C set the Los Angeles-New York-Los Angeles record in 6 hours 46 minutes, the New York to Los Angeles record in 3 hours, 36 minutes, and the Los Angeles to New York record in 3 hours 7 minutes.” (Except from Wikipedia)
Today is the 57th anniversary of these speed runs. “The Day In Aviation” web site ran a great article on this operation today. Please check it out here.
Photo credit: first photo – McDonnell Aircraft, second thru fourth photos - Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum
Internet Modeler also has a wonderful article with color side views of all six aircraft here.
Also, the National Museum of the Air Force has a good “Fact Sheet” here.
Click here to see larger photos and other info that I have collected

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