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Hobby Master F-106A Delta Dart 57-2456 186th FIS, 120th FIG, Montana Air National Guard, Great Falls, Montana 1970s HA3604
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 1953 the 186th Fighter Squadron was re-designated the 186th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
subordinate to the 120th Fighter-Interceptor Wing until it was re-designated the 120th Fighter
Interceptor Group in 1972 with the arrival of the F-106s. F106 57-2456 was produced in March
1959. It was with the 120th FIS from June 16 1978 until May 4 1987 when it was sent to Davis
Monthan AFB AZ for storage FN139. March 12 1992 it was converted to a drone. June 3 1992 it
was moved to Tyndall AFB FL as QF-106 drone S/N AD189. July 21 1994 it was shot down on
1st NULLO (Not Under Live Local Operation) ++by an AIM-7M.
Specifications for the Convair F-106A Delta Dart
Crew – 1 x Pilot
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)
Length – 70.7 ft (21.55 m)
Wingspan – 38.25 ft (11.67 m)
Height – 20.28 ft (6.18 m)
Empty – 24,420 lb (11,077 kg)
Loaded – 34,510 lb (15,670 kg)
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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