General Background
The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger was designed to be an interceptor aircraft and act as the core of USAF air defenses in the late 1950s. The F-102 first appeared in service in 1956 with the task to intercept Soviet bombers. The official name for the F-102 was “Delta Dagger” but the most common term used was “Deuce”. There was 889 F-102As manufactured when production ended in September 1958.

The Aircraft
On July1, 1956 the 159th FIS expanded to a group level and became the flying squadron of the 125th FIG of the National Guard Bureau. In 1960 the 159th FIS was re-equipped from F-86 Sabres to the F-102 Delta Dagger. In 1968 the 125th FIG was relocated from Imeson Airport to the new Jacksonville International Airport where the F-102 flew until 1974 and replaced by the F-106 Delta Dart. F-102 0-61409 first belonged to the 61st FIS and then flew with ANG FIS units 157th, 146th, 159th and 179th before going to AMARC in 1970.

Specifications :
Role : Supersonic All-Weather, delta wing interceptor
Crew: 1 pilot
Number Produced : 889
Dimensions  
Length : 68 ft 4 in (20.83
Wingspan : 38 ft 1 in (11.61 m)
Height : 21 ft 2 in (6.45 m)
Weight  
Empty : 19,350 lb 8,777 kg)
Loaded : 24,500 lb (11,100 kg)
Maximum Takeoff : 31,500 lb (14,300 kg)
Powerplant : 1 x Pratt & Whitney J57-P-25 afterburning turbojet
Thrust  
Dry : 11,700 lbf (8,777 kg)
With Afterburner : 17,200 lbf (76.5 kN)
Fuel  
Internal : 1.085 US gal (4,107 l)
External : 2 x 215 US gal (815 l) drop tanks
Armament:  
Rockets : 24 x 2.75 in (70 mm) FFAR (Folding Fin Aerial Rocket) unguided rockets in missile bay doors
Missiles : AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air
  AIM-26 Falcon with conventional or nuclear warhead
  Missiles were contained in 3 bays inside the aircraft belly
Avionics : MG-10 fire control system designed by Hughes Aircraft Company

(HA3112)

SKU HA3112
Barcode # 4895173411229
Brand Hobby Master

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