McDonnell Douglas AIR-2 Genie

‘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 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

Video shows F-89 Scorpion interceptor conducting the first and only live test of a USAF AIR-2 Genie nuclear-tipped air-to-air rocket

Taken on Jul. 19, 1957 the video in this post features a USAF Northrop F-89J Scorpion conducting the first and… Read More

2 years ago

Did you know the F-106 “supercruised” before the F-22? Former “Six” pilots explain why 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… Read More

3 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