Hobby Master 1/72 F-102 Delta Dagger 3112 Diecast
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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.
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.
|Role :||Supersonic All-Weather, delta wing interceptor|
|Number Produced :||889|
|Length :||68 ft 4 in (20.83|
|Wingspan :||38 ft 1 in (11.61 m)|
|Height :||21 ft 2 in (6.45 m)|
|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|
|Dry :||11,700 lbf (8,777 kg)|
|With Afterburner :||17,200 lbf (76.5 kN)|
|Internal :||1.085 US gal (4,107 l)|
|External :||2 x 215 US gal (815 l) drop tanks|
|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|
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