Convair F-102A Delta Dagger
@ Pacific Aviation Museum, Honolulu, HI
The F-102 was America’s first supersonic interceptor. The Deuce had a long service life, first fielded in 1956, it remained in service until 1976. The last QF-102A / PQM-102B drone was expended in 1986. This radical aircraft was the first production aircraft with a delta wing, pioneering aerodynamics in the transonic flight realm from Mach .8 to Mach 1.2. This particular F-102A flew with the Hawaii Air National Guard. Nikon D500 w/18-200mm, processed with Aperture.