The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger was designed to be an interceptor aircraft and act as the core
of USAF air defenses in the late 1950s. The F-102 first appeared in service in 1956 with the task
to intercept Soviet bombers. The official name for the F-102 was “Delta Dagger” but the most
common term used was “Deuce”. There was 889 F-102As manufactured when production ended
in September 1958.

From 1950 until August 1954 the 526th TIS was known as the 526th Fighter-Bomber Squadron.
In 1954, along with the re-designation the 526th FIS mission also changed to air defense of
central Europe flying the all-weather, rocket carrying F-86D Sabres. In 1960 the 526th FIS was
reassigned to the 86th Air Division at Ramstein AB and equipped with the F-102 which they flew
until 1968. F-102 was originally delivered to the 27th FIS in 1962 and was converted to a drone
and shot down in 1979.

Specifications Convair (F-102A) Delta Dagger “Deuce”

Role - Supersonic All-Weather, delta wing interceptor

Crew – 1 pilot

Number Produced – 889

Dimensions
Length – 68 ft 4 in   (20.83 m)
Wingspan – 38 ft 1 in   (11.61 m)
Height – 21 ft 2 in   (6.45 m)

Weight
Empty – 19,350 lb   8,777 kg)
Loaded – 24,500 lb   (11,100 kg)
Maximum Takeoff – 31,500 lb   (14,300 kg)

Powerplant – 1 x Pratt & Whitney J57-P-25 afterburning turbojet
Thrust
Dry – 11,700 lbf   (8,777 kg)
With Afterburner – 17,200 lbf   (76.5 kN)
Fuel
Internal – 1.085 US gal   (4,107 l)
External – 2 x 215 US gal   (815 l) drop tanks

Performance
Maximum Speed – Mach 1.25  (825 mph, 1,304 km/h) @ 40,000 ft   (12,190 m)
Service Ceiling – 53,400 ft   (16,300 m)
ROC – 13,000 ft/min   (66 m/s)
Range – 1,350 nm   (2,175 km)

Armament
Rockets – 24 x 2.75 in   (70 mm) FFAR (Folding Fin Aerial Rocket) unguided rockets in missile
bay doors
Missiles
AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air
AIM-26 Falcon with conventional or nuclear warhead
Missiles were contained in 3 bays inside the aircraft belly

Avionics – MG-10 fire control system designed by Hughes Aircraft Company
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA3113
F-102 Delta Dagger
61210, 526th FIS, Ramstein AB,
Germany 1963
1/72 scale pre-finished.

Die-cast metal with a minimum of plastic.

Professionally painted.

All markings are pad applied for superb results.

Crew figure.

Comes with display stand.

Landing gear can be displayed up or down.

Extremely sought after by collectors.
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