|EF-101B Electric Voodoo|
Screenshot of Voodoo and Electric Voodoo
|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Fuel Capacity||5500 L|
|Type||Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support|
|ARM||AGM-45B Shrike (Anti-radar)|
The EF-101B Electric Voodoo is a twin-engine, two seat, supersonic SEAD aircraft used by the Royal Canadian Air Force. The EF-101B is based upon the F-101B Penetration Fighter/Interceptor, but utilizing the jamming system of the EB-57E Canberra jamming aircraft. Only a single F-101B was converted before the program was cancelled, and this was the sole example leased to Canada. The EF-101B was returned to the United States on 7 April 1987.
The EF-101B Electric Voodoo is an 80-point SEAD aircraft available to Canadian decks. The Electric Voodoo provides good SEAD capabilities for its low cost. Carrying exceptional ECM (50%) and medium stealth, the EF-101B has good survivability against long range SAMs and AAMs. It also features a surprisingly tight turn radius. The chief drawbacks of the EF-101B are its lack of any defensive armament, and that it only carries two Shrike ARMs. While the aircraft is well protected from long range radar guided missiles, it is highly vulnerable to fighters if they get close. The Shrike, while powerful, is not the most accurate ARM, and with only two carried, the EF-101B will have to evac to reload fairly quickly. Given the low cost and high ECM/stealth, these drawbacks are not prohibitive, and the EF-101B is a good choice for an inexpensive, survivable SEAD platform for Canadian decks.