Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA3602
F-106A Delta Dart
USAF, 5th FIS, "Spittin' Kittens"
1984
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.
The Convair F-106 Delta Dart began as an advanced version of the F-102 but because of so
many modifications and design changes it became a new aircraft with its own designation. It
was designed as a missile carrying all-weather interceptor against Soviet bombers and
served in this role from the 1960s until the 1980s. The F-106A as well as the F-106B two-
seat trainer served with 15 fighter interceptor squadrons starting in 1959. The aircraft was
rarely referred to as the Delta Dart but was commonly called the “6”.



The 317th Convair F-106A Delta Dart built was c/n 8-31-19 serial 59-0130 / AD152 and was
delivered to the USAF on September 1, 1960. The 5th FIS “Spittin Kittens” was the last unit
59-0130 was assigned. The “Spittin Kittens” got their name from the 2 lynx cub mascots they
adopted. In 1985 the F-15 began replacing the F-106s and this aircraft was sent to storage
and then converted to a drone and survived. Next it was used by NASA before being sent to
AMARC in 1998.


Specifications for the Convair F-106A Delta Dart

Crew – 1 x Pilot

Performance
Power Plant – 1 x Pratt & Whitney J75-17 afterburning turbojet producing 24,500 lbf (109kN)
Maximum Speed – Mach 2.3  (1,525 mph / 2,455 km/h)
Rate Of Climb – 29,000 ft/min  (150 m/s)
Time To Altitude – 6.9 min to 52,700 ft  (16,065 m)
Service Ceiling – 57,000 ft  (17,000 m)
Ferry Range – 2,700 mi  (2,300 nm / 4,300 km)
Combat Range – 1,800 mi  (1,600 nm / 2,900 km)

Dimensions
Length – 70.7 ft  (21.55 m)
Wingspan – 38.25 ft  (11.67 m)
Height – 20.28 ft  (6.18 m)

Weight
Empty – 24,420 lb  (11,077 kg)
Loaded – 34,510 lb  (15,670 kg)

Armament
1 x 20 mm (0.787 in) M61 Vulcan Gatling gun
2 x AIM-4F Falcon
2 x AIM-4G Falcon
1 x AIR-2A Genie nuclear rocket
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