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'F-106 Delta Dart'

Convair Aircraft Plant San Diego, CA
F-106A F-106B
Type Supersonic all-weather interceptor Combat-capable trainer
Powerplant
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One Pratt & Whitney J75-P-17 twin-spool turbojet, rated @ 76.5 kN (17,200 lb) thrust and 109.0 kN (24,500 lb) thrust with afterburner One Pratt & J75-P-17, rated @ 75.6 kN (17,000 lb) thrust and 106.7 kN (24,000 lb) thrust with afterburner
Crew One Two
Armament One Douglas Genie air to-air nuclear tipped rocket
Four AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missiles
One M61A1 Vulcan 20MM Cannon

Configured as:
One Douglas AIR-1A or AIR-2G Genie nuclear rocket, or two Hughes AIM-4E or -4F Super Falcon SARH missiles, or two Highes AIM-4G Super Falcon IR-seeking missiles, or (on most aircraft) one internal General Electric 20mm M61 multibarrell cannon instead of the Genie. Missile Bay doors operated on 3,000 psi to drive the doors open in 1.5 seconds and after the selected munitions are fired fired closed in 0.75 seconds.

First flight 26 December 1956 9 April 1958
Number built 277 63
USAF Serial Numbers F-106A-1-CO 17 built 56-451 through 56-467
18 built 57-229 through 57-246
F-106A-65-CO 3 built 57-2453 through 57-2455
F-106A-70-CO 5 built 57-2456 through 57-2460
F-106A-75-CO 5 built 57-2461 through 57-2465
F-106A-80-CO 12 built 57-2466 through 57-2477
F-106A-85-CO 8 built 57-2478 through 57-2485
F-106A-90-CO 21 built 57-2486 through 57-2506
F-106A-95-CO 13 built 58-759 through 58-771
F-106A-100-CO 27 built 58-772 through 58-798
F-106A-105-CO 30 built 59-001 through 59-030
F-106A-110-CO 29 built 59-031 through 59-059
F-106A-120-CO 27 built 59-060 through 59-086
F-106A-125-CO 25 built 59-087 through 59-111
F-106A-130-CO 24 built 59-112 through 59-135
F-106A-135-CO 13 built 59-136 through 59-148
F-106B-1-CO:
41 built 57-2507 through 57-2547
5 built 58-900 through 58-904
17 built 59-149 through 59-165
PERFORMANCE
Max speed Mach 2.31 (2455km/h; 1325kt/1525mph) at 12,200m (40,000ft)
Max maneuvering speed Mach 1.9 (2021km/h; 1091kt/1255mph) at 12,200m (40,000ft)
Range 4347km (2346nm/2700mi) with maximum fuel in external tanks at 982 km/h (530kts/610mph) at 12,500m (41,000ft) 2737 km (1477nm/1700mi) with drop tanks
Combat Radius 926km (500nm/575mi) with internal fuel
Service Ceiling (Altitude) 17,380m (57,000ft) [See Note 1]
Zoom Climb Altitude 21,340m (70,000ft) [See Note 1]
Initial Climb Rate 9150 m/min (30,000 ft/min)
WEIGHTS
Empty 10,735 kg (23,646 lb) 11,414 kg (25,141 lbs)
MTOW for area
interceptor mission
17,554 kg (38,700 lb)
MTOW 18,975 kg (41,831 lb) 18,195 kg (40,078 lb)
DIMENSIONS
Wingspan 11.68 m (38ft 3.5in)
Length 21.57 m (70ft 8.78in)
Height 6.18m (20ft 3.3in)
Wing Area 61.45m² (661.5 sq ft)
COST
Cost $3,305,435



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