F-102 at NMUSAF

F-102 Delta Dagger picture

It never turned out to be the “Ultimate Interceptor” it was once projected as, but Convair’s F-102 helped bring Air Defense Command into the supersonic age. This preserved example is seen on display in the NMUSAF’s Cold War Gallery at Dayton.

F-102 Bibliography

Photo: “Convair F-102A” Aviation Week March 12, 1956 p.80

Richard Sweeney “TF-102A Passes Mach 1 Region Smoothly” Aviation Week October 1, 1956 p.30-31 4 photos

Photo: “Convair F-102 Rocket Sled” Aviation Week March 12, 1956 p.189

“Convair Converts Test F-102As To Latest Tactical Configuration” Aviation Week August 19, 1957 p.63-65

William S. Reed “Automatic Landings Performed in TF-102” Aviation Week & Space Technology January 1, 1962 p.70-76 2 photos

Photo: “F-102 Escorts Bear in Flight Over Arctic” Aviation Week & Space Technology January 13, 1964 p.27

Warren Thompson “Unsheathing The Dagger!” Wings February 1991 p.22-41, 52-53 46 photos

Photo: Montana ANG F-102 Air Classics November 1984 p.64

Boneyard Almanac: 20th Century Picture Book by Del Laughery p.43: photo of F-102A 56-1432 ex Minn ANG

 

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