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HA3613 F-106A Delta Dart 0-90062, 84th FIS, 1970s

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”.

F-106A Delta Dart 59-0062 MSN 8-24-191 was completed in April 1960 and on May 10, 1960 delivered to the 318th Fighter Interceptor Squadron / 325 FW at McChord AFB, WA. The aircraft spent time with the 498th FIS 57th FG in 1966 and then the 84th FIS / 1st FW in September 1968. In March 1981 59-0062 transferred to the 49th FIS at Griffiss AFB in New York. On July 9, 1987 the aircraft was sent to AMARC as FN159. In 1991 it was converted to a drone and shot down on November 12, 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