Banshee - McDonnell F2H Banshee

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McDonnell F2H Banshee Limited Edition Aviation Art Print by Aviation Artist Darryl Legg


Developed from the companies earlier FH Phantom, the McDonnell F2H Banshee  was originally intended to share many parts with the earlier aircraft. This was quickly found to be impossible and the aircraft was designed as an entirely new airframe. 


First flying in January 1947, the Banshee would go on to serve with the US Navy, US Marine Corps and Royal Canadian Navy with almost 900 being built. 

The aircraft saw service during the Korean War, where its high altitude performance was praised but its older, straight wing design meant that it gave up over 100 mph in top speed to the MiG-15. For this reason the aircraft was never operated in areas where enemy aircraft could be expected and suffered no air-to-air losses as a consequence.  

Our LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT of only 50 COPIES has an image size of 14" x 10.5".

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