This Convair F-106A Delta Dart Desktop U.S. Air Force aircraft model is in 1:48 scale. This spectacular model has a wingspan of 10" and is 17 1/2" in length. The F-106 Delta Dart is an all weather interceptor aircraft for the United States Air Force.
The F-106 is an advanced derivative of the F-102 Delta Dagger (F-102B). On June 1956, the F-106 featured many designs and modifications and was redesignated as the F-106. In 1957, after some minor redesign of the F-106, a new aircraft designated as the F-106A were delivered to 15 fighter interceptor squadrons. The F-106 served in the continental USA, Alaska and Iceland, as well as brief periods in Germany and South Korea. The F-86 was the second highest sequentially numbered P/F aircraft to enter service under the old number sequence (the F-111 was the highest and its official name, the "Delta Dart" was rarely used and the aircraft was known as "Six". In 1972, some F-106As were upgraded in Project Six Shooter.
The F-106A has a crew of 1. It has a maximum speed of Mach 2.3 and a range of 1,800 mi. The F-106A has one 20 mm M61 Vulcan gatling gun.
In 1981, the F-15A replaced the F-106 and it remained in service in various USAF and ANG units until 1988. In 1986, many of the surviving aircraft were converted into drones and were used for target practice. Only few F-106s were retained by the NASA for test purposes.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, the majority of these beautiful replica models are hand sculptured by master craftsmen who use premium treated Philippine mahogany wood. Each model passes through several stages of sanding and priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
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