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Naval Military Aircraft: McDonnell FH-1 Phantom, Images by Wernher Krutein and PHOTOVAULT®

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The McDonnell FH-1 Phantom was the first all-jet airplane ordered into production by the Navy and in 1947 the production version started its pioneering service with the Navy. Even though the swept wing was just coming into operational use, United States technology had not yet appreciated the advantages of the swept wing for high speed flight. Sadly the Phantom was given a straight leading wing edge.

On July 21, 1946, an FH-1 Phantom became the first jet-powered combat aircraft to operate from an American aircraft carrier. It accomplished this feat on the highly decorated WW11 aircraft carrier the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was also the Navy's first airplane to fly over 500 mph.

62 Phantoms were built by McDonnell from 1945 thru 1947, and by May 1948, the first all-jet squadron aboard a carrier was operational with FH-1 Phantoms on the USS Saipan. The FH-1 was also the first jet to become operational for the U.S. Marine Corps. Phantoms flew with Naval Reserve units around the country after 1949.
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