Permalink: http://www.boeingimages.com/archive/McDonnell-FH-1-Phantom--First-Jet-Propelled-Carrier-Takeoff-2JRSXLJX4X4X.htmlCopyright © Boeing. All Rights Reserved.View Photo/Video onlyConceptually similarF-4 Phantom Prepares to Catapult from CarrierFH-1 Phantom on Tarmac (Marines)F3H-1N Demon Takeoff in First Flight, St. Louis, MOFH-1 Phantom on Tarmac in U.S. Marines LiveryXFD-1 Phantom and XF2D-1 Banshee on St. Louis Flight RampF/A-18 Hornet Aircraft Carrier Launch Preparations McDonnell Test Pilot Bob Little with F4H-1 Prototype1000th F-4 Phantom II Takes Off in St. LouisBoeing Phantom Eye Takeoff on Second flightView AllView more with similar tones McDonnell FH-1 Phantom: First Jet-Propelled Carrier TakeoffBuy A Print or License This PhotoWhat Type of Order?Usage:In 1943, McDonnell Aircraft won a contract to develop the world's first carrier-based jet aircraft. The result was the 500-mph FH-1 Phantom. The McDonnell FH-1 Phantom was the first all-jet airplane ordered into production by the Navy and the Navy's first airplane to fly 500 mph. On July 21, 1946, operating from the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, an FH-1 Phantom became the first jet-propelled combat aircraft to operate from an American aircraft carrier. McDonnell built 62 Phantoms between 1945 and 1947, and by May 1948, the first all-jet squadron aboard a carrier was operational with FH-1 Phantoms on the USS Saipan. FH-1 Phantoms also became the first jets assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps. After 1949, Phantoms flew with Naval Reserve units around the country. The FH-1 performed so successfully that a few years later the Navy ordered the bigger and faster twin-engine multimission F2H Banshee.BI42087 (d4e-5951)Maximum size:5719px × 4545px (~74 MB)19.0in × 15.1in (300dpi)License type:Rights ManagedKeywords:1940s-aircraft carriers-canopies-carrier deck-copy space-day-exteriors-FH-1 Phantom-flaps-full body views-fuselages-ground shots-ground to air-historic significance-landing gears-left front views-McDonnell Aircraft-military livery-takeoffsRelated Photo/Videos:View AllRelated Virtual folders:FH-1 PhantomNotable 'Firsts'