Convair F-106A Delta Dart

@ Pacific Coast Air Museum, Santa Rosa, CA

July 2012

The fastest single-engined jet ever (1,544 mph in 1959), the Delta Dart was a Cold War interceptor designed to defend the U.S. homeland from enemy bombers. First flown in 1956, the type was not retired until 1988 when many were converted into QF-106 target drones. This aircraft was restored by the Museum in 2004.  Nikon D7000 w/18-200 mm, processed with Aperture.

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One Response to “Convair F-106A Delta Dart”

  1. The pointy end of an amazing period in aircraft development. Thanks for sharing.

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