Sunday, 10 October 2010

What's this?


H/T Mark W

15 comments:

Parrothead Jeff said...

That would be a Convair F-102 Delta Dagger. Coll jet!

fboness said...

F-102 Delta Dagger. The type of plane George Bush flew.

Anonymous said...

Steve Canyon's and Geo. W. Bush's old ride - Convair F-102 Delta jet.

Anonymous said...

...I meant to say "Delta Dagger".

Anonymous said...

CONVAIR F-102

ajdshootist said...

Something brainy Obama cant fly but dumb G.W.Bush can!

Mark said...

Heh - one of the many reasons why Hardend Aircraft Shelters around the world have "BEWARE OF PITOT TUBE" stenciled on their doors.

More than one inattentive airman "got the point" from a 102 or other "Century" fighter when walking into a darkened HAS.

TOF said...

Not that great of an interceptor. Like the B-47, it was a stop-gap until the real thing, i.e., the F-106, came into production. It was use, briefly, in Southeast Asia, including Thailand and South Vietnam. As far as I know, it never got a kill; maybe never had a real engagement with the enemy. It couldn't dog fight.

Anonymous said...

and you can tell it's not an F-106 because it doesn't have a "Coke Bottle" fuselage...

Anonymous said...

F-106 was a beautiful airplane that could fly circles around an F-15, if the F-15 had center line tanks on.

steveH said...

The initial F-102 model didn't have Area Rule (coke bottle contour), and it couldn't exceed Mach 1 in level flight.

The F-102A did, and could. It was the first Century Series fighter to prove the area rule worked in practice. The F-106 was originally going to be the F-102B, with a bigger engine and some other tweaks. It was Mach 2 capable.

The easiest way to tell the F-102 from the F-106 is the vertical stab, the F-102 is a triangle, the F-106 is cut off straight near the top. Also, the air intakes on the F-102 are under the cockpit, those of the F-106 are well aft of the cockpit.

Glenn Mark Cassel said...

F-102 Delta Dagger
The Delta Dart was the F-106. Montana Air National Guard from my child hood to 1986

.....CLIFFORD said...

What's this? One helluva landing.

Anonymous said...

For Anonymous: Actually the F-102 was the "Pioneer" airplane using area rule i.e. "Coke Bottle" fuselage. That's the only way Convair could get it to go supersonic in level flight.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

You can't see the license plate, but it says "My second plane is a Convair too".