F-106A DELTA DART

Adopted by Rebecca Joseph & Friends

The F-106 was an all-weather fighter-interceptor. Developed from the F-102, it uses a guidance and fire control system that was capable of automatically flying the aircraft into an attack position, firing the weapons (missiles and rockets only), then returning the aircraft to its home base. Our F-106 is the first production model built by Convair and is on loan from the USAF Museum. The F-106 was flown at Selfridge by the 71st FIS & 94th FIS (USAF) from 1960-1969 and by the 171st FIS (MI ANG) from 1973 -1978. This aircraft has been repainted to represent an F-106 flown by the 171st Fighter Interceptor Squadron of the Michigan ANG. (Photo courtesy of Phillip Handleman).

AIRCRAFT STATISTICS
Wingspan: 38' 4 "
Length: 70' 9"
Height: 20' 4 "
Weight: 38,350 lbs.
Engine: P&W J-75-P-17
Thrust: 24,500 lbs.
Speed: 1,544 mph
1st Flight: 1956

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