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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...
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....

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