Convair F-106A Delta Dart/ the "Ultimate Interceptor".
Category. Statistic.
First flight. 26 December 1956.
Retired on. 1998.
Major contractor(s).  Convair and General Dynamics.
Dose it use nukes or cruse missiles. Nukes, 1 AIR-2A Genie.
Flight ceiling. 57,000 ft (17,000 m).
Top speed. Mach 2.3 (1,525 mph, 2,455 km/h).
Range. 1,800 mi (1,600 nm, 2,900 km) combat radius.
Crew. 1.
Nationality(s). American.
Class. Interceptor.
Rate of climb. 29,000 ft/min (150 m/s).
Convair F-106A Delta Dart 1

F-106A Delta Dart from California ANG fires the AIR-2 Genie rocket.

F-106A Chase Dart

One of the last two F-106s in active service, seen here in 1990 as a safety chase aircraft in the B-1B aircraft production acceptance flight test program. An F-106A Delta Dart aircraft passes over the Mojave Desert while en route to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., where it will be used in the QF-106 drone program.

F-106s 5th FIS over Mt Rushmore 1981

ADC interceptors (Convair F-106A Delta Dart) near Mount Rushmore (lower right background).

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