Convair F-106A Delta Dart

Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona

Convair F-106A Delta Dart (1959-1988)
Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA
February 21, 2008

The Convair F-106A Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor of the U.S. Air Force during its service period.  Each airplane cost about $4.7 million in 1973, 342 were built.  In 2014 the fleet would have cost about $8.5 billion dollars.  The F-106A had a top speed of just over 1,500 m.p.h. at 40,000 feet and had an operational ceiling of 57,000 feet.

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