Convair F-102 Delta Dagger Jet Fighter Plane
The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger entered USAF service in 1956 as main potential interceptor of the perceived Russian bomber threat of the early cold war. The design was plagued with problems and was replaced in the early 1960's with the F-101 Voodoo, the majority of the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger fighters being transferred to United States Air National Guard until finally withdrawn in 1975. The aircraft served in the Vietnam war where fifteen aircraft were lost, three to enemy action and twelve to accidents.
|Convair F-102A Delta Dagger Specifications: |
- Crew: Pilot only
- Length: 68 ft 4 in (20.83 m)
- Wingspan: 38 ft 1 in (11.61 m)
- Height: 21 ft 2 in (6.45 m)
- Empty weight: 19,350 lb (8,777 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 31,500 lb (14,300 kg)
- Engine: Single 17,200 lbf (76.5 kN) Pratt & Whitney J57-P-25 afterburning turbojet
- Maximum speed: Mach 1.25 (825 mph, 1,304 km/h) at 40,000 ft (12,190 m)
- Range: 1,350 mi (1,170 nm, 2,175 km)
- Service ceiling: 53,400 ft (16,300 m)
- Rate of climb: 13,000 ft/min (66 m/s)
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger Armament:
- Twenty four 2.75 in (70 mm) unguided rockets in missile bay doors
- Six AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missiles or three AIM-4 Falcon missiles and a single AIM-26 Falcon with either conventional or nuclear warhead
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