Tag: Convair F-106 Delta Dart

Former F-106 pilot downed in 1975 tells the story of a unique high-altitude ejection
During his time at Tyndall, Damer was selected along with a fellow pilot to participate in a unique F-106 training mission. The high-altitude flight required the pilots to wear a protective flight suit. In 1975, F-106 Delta Darts lined the Tyndall flightline. The base was home to the 2nd Fighter Interceptor Training Squadron,...
Did you know the F-106 "supercruised" before the F-22? Former “Six” pilots explain the Delta Dart was the perfect bomber interceptor
“The 106’s speed and range gave us the ability to ‘…get there the firstest with the mostest,’ which of course is how the Cold Wars were won,” Mark Foxwell, former F-106 Delta Dart driver. The F-106 all-weather interceptor was developed from the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger. Originally designated F-102B, it was redesignated F-106...
This F-106B was struck by Lightning 714 Times
In a single flight in 1984 F-106B N816NA was struck 72 times in the space of only 45 minutes while penetrating a thunderstorm at 38,000 feet! The interesting photo in this post features F-106B 57-2516, known as NASA 816 Lightening Strike Burns. As JP Santiago explains in an...
On Feb. 2, 1970 the F-106A (S/N 58-0787) flown by Maj. Gary Foust was involved in a very unusual incident The F-106 featured in the photos of this post was involved in a very unusual incident. On Feb. 2, 1970 the F-106A (S/N 58-0787) flown by Maj. Gary Foust was performing a training mission from Malmstrom Air Force Base (AFB) when...
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 Delta Dart all-weather interceptor was developed from the company F-102 Delta Dagger. Originally designated F-102B, it was redesignated F-106 because it had extensive structural changes and a more powerful engine. The first F-106A flew on Dec.26, 1956, and deliveries to the U.S....