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”.



In 1986 during flight testing of the B-1B the F-106 was chosen as the official chase aircraft. Eight
F-106’s were used in this role between October 10, 1986 and July 6, 1990. One of the chosen
aircraft was 59-0061 manufactured by Convair in March 1960. On February 4, 1987 59-0061
joined the B-1B Chase Program and on July 6, 1990 was the last to leave the program. The
aircraft was converted to a QF-106A drone S/N AD156 and was shot down by an AIM-9 missile
on September 3, 1993.


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
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA3605
F-106A Delta Dart 59-0061
Contract Management Division
USAF Systems Command, Palmdale
California, 1986-90
"B-1 Chase Program"
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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