Convair F-102 Delta Dagger

USAF F-102 pilot recalls when he was left alone in the cockpit of a KC-135 flying from the US to Okinawa

USAF F-102 pilot recalls when he was left alone in the cockpit of a KC-135 flying from the US to Okinawa

The F-102 Delta Dagger The primary mission of the F-102 Delta Dagger was to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft. It… Read More

1 month ago

F-102 pilot explains why Deuce drivers always worn the oxygen mask only for takeoffs and landings

Why the oxygen mask? Fighter pilots always wear a helmet and mask unit. In fact, oxygen masks are essential for… Read More

2 months ago

F-102 Vs B-58: former Deuce driver explains why no fighter aircraft could catch a Hustler supersonic bomber

‘It was a wonder to watch in our radar scopes what they were able to do to us. Their favourite… Read More

1 year ago

‘The F-106 “supercruised” before the F-22 and it was the perfect bomber interceptor.’ Six pilots explain how the Delta Dart helped the US to win the Cold War

'The standard load for an F-106 was four AIM-4 Falcons and a Genie. Primary weapon was the Genie-a nuclear air-to-air… Read More

2 years ago

F-106 Vs F-4: Six Pilot tells the story of when his Delta Dart Squadron Beat a Phantom II Unit during Scramble Training and explains why the F-106 Scrambled faster than the F-4

‘In the post-action debriefing, we found that ALL the F-106 Delta Dart aircraft got to the runway before the FIRST… Read More

2 years ago

USAF F-102 pilot recalls how the cockpit noise level never changed during the few times he broke the sound barrier in the Deuce

The biggest drawback to the F-102 was its lack of speed. It was a supersonic aircraft, but only by a… Read More

2 years ago

USAF F-102 pilot tells the story of when he was left alone in the cockpit of a KC-135 flying from the US to Okinawa

‘So … there I was, the only pilot in the cockpit and I have never piloted a KC-135 before!,’ Roger… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the only USAF F-102 Delta Dagger shot down by a North Vietnamese MiG-21

As they approached the Laotian border, MiG-21 pilot Pham Thanh Ngan thought he saw a distant EB‐66 ECM aircraft, but… Read More

4 years ago

Video Tells the Story of the Deuce Wild, the F-102 Delta Dagger Demonstration Team

Between 1969 and 1974, Airmen with the 176th Fighter Squadron at Truax Field, Wisconsin used their primary aircraft, the Convair… Read More

4 years ago

Former Scooter Driver remembers his Time in an A-4 Utility Squadron

“I knew a 102 could easily outrun an A-4, but I can also tell you that if flown properly, they… Read More

4 years ago

THAT TIME AN UNPILOTED F-106 INTERCEPTOR  AUTONOMOUSLY LANDED IN A SNOW-COVERED FIELD

On Feb. 2, 1970 the F-106A (S/N 58-0787) flown by Maj. Gary Foust was involved in a very unusual incident… Read More

6 years ago

A LOOK AT THE PAST: THE F-106 DELTA DART INTERCEPTOR AND THE AIR-2 GENIE AIR-TO-AIR NUCLEAR ROCKET

The F-106 used the Hughes MA-1 electronic guidance and fire control system that supported the Genie and Falcon missiles The Convair F-106… Read More

7 years ago