Update 27 Mar 2012
With Erv's passing in 2011 maintenance and upkeep of all his sites continue under the care of
this site Pat's World F-106 Delta Dart and F-106 Delta Dart Forums. Erv's
legacy will continue with this and all his websites he dedicated to the history
and memory of our F-106 Delta Dart, The Ultimate Interceptor.
Erv's Original Intro
A lot of Erv's earlier research can be found [here] on Pat's World F-106 Delta Dart.
Erville G. Smalley served in the USAF from 1959 - 1979
as an F-106 Avionics (MA-1) technician and served at Kincheloe AFB
MI from 1960 until the 438th FIS moved to Griffiss AFB NY in 1968 and became the 49th FIS. Erv left Griffiss in Jan 1972 for Ubon Thailand and returned to
HQ/Air Defense Command (ADC) Colorado Springs CO in May 1973 and served
on the Logistics Staff (LGMWA) until his retirement as a SMSGT in Sept
had lost all contact with his F-106 friends after his retirement until
he purchased a computer in 1998 and started searching the web for F-106
information. He didn't find much on the web until running across Pat
McGee's site above. With the help of several friends, we teamed up
with Pat to gather information for his website. We
continued gathering information for Pat's World until 1999 when Erv
started this website of his own. Since then, the following sites have
With the help of Joe Sylvia, a site on the early F-106 History at McClellan AFB. [That site is now
integrated with this site]
With the help of Marty Isham, a site on the F-106 Chase Program for the B-1B Bomber. [That site
is now integrated with this site]
Again with Martys help a site of F-106 FIS Assignment History
and F-106 Airframe Lineage History of each F-106 Tail #.
[Those sites are now integrated with this site]
A site for the Peterson Air and Space Museum Foundation now maintained by the museum.
The Survivor List & Locations
As of 12 Mar 2012
There are 32 F-106 airframes left.
Twenty-six are on static display around the country. Serial Numbers are:
56-0451, 56-0454, 56-0459, 56-0460, 56-0461, 57-2513, 57-2516, 57-2523, 57-2533,
57-0230, 58-0774, 58-0787, 58-0793, 59-0003, 59-0010, 59-0023, (59-0043 on
Celebrity Row) 59-0069, 59-0086, 59-0105, 59-0123, 59-0134, 59-0137, 59-0145,
59-0146, 59-0158. 59-0164's nose section is of questionable status as the 33rd
airframe and I've deleted it as the 27th display.
One (Plus 59-0043) are at Davis Monthan AFB (AMARC). The last two flyable
QF-106s are there in storage. S/Ns are: 59-0043 (On Celebrity Row) & 59-0130.
Both are USAF Museum Assets.
Five are privately owned, were bought as surplus QF-106s for possible
restoration and they are located in El Paso TX. Serial Numbers are: 57-2509,
57-2543, 57-2545, 58-0786 and 59-0047
26 On Display ( 59-0043 on Celebrity Row)
1 (59-0130 plus 59-0043) At AMARC (59-0043 parked on Celebrity Row)
5 At El Paso TX (Private Ownership)
32 TOTAL SURVIVORS
31 Oct 03 Update - Two of the airframes that were on the AMARC list (59-0065 &
59-0095) have been removed from my Survivor list as I'm told they were moved
from AMARC to the Gila Bend Bombing Range this fall (2003) and I no longer will
count them as a Survivor, even though they actually still exist -- but for how
long and in what shape is anybody's guess. Per a 31 Oct 03 e-mail from Pat Perry
who has been monitoring these birds all summer, four or five more birds will be
moved to the bombing range ( to be what is called a 'Range Duck' ) within the
next two weeks. The unconfirmed tail numbers are 59-0012, 59-0115, 57-2510 &
57-2514. When I get word that a bird has become a 'Range Duck", I'll remove them
from the SURVIVOR list and add them to the RANGE DUCKS list.
I'm told that two birds are RANGE DUCKS on the Barry Goldwater Bombing Range at
Gila Bend AZ. Serial Numbers are: 59-0065 & 59-0095
19 Nov 03 Update - I'm told the following tail numbers are now gone from AMARC
and are believed to be at Gila Bend. 59-0012, 59-0115, 57-2510 & 57-2514. These
following aircraft are also gone and are believed to either be at Gila Bend or
scrapped. 58-0903, 58-0904 & 59-0079. We are awaiting actual verification of
these seven bird's final fate but for reasons unknown to me, the information
seems to be hard to come by.
13 Dec 03 Update - The following seven tail numbers have been confirmed (along
with PCN #s and departure dates) as being moved to Gila Bend in November of
2003. (1) 59-0065, AAFN0003, 18 Nov 03 (2) 59-0147, AAFN0017, 05 Nov 03 (3)
59-0115, AAFN0004, 07 Nov 03 (4) 59-0012, AAFN0077, 03 Nov 03 (5) 58-0904,
AAFN0044, 07 Nov 03 (6) 58-0903, AAFN0046, 10 Nov 03 (7) 57-2510, AAFN0048, 10
Nov 03. Now with this information, one has to question the whereabouts or final
fate of: (1) 59-0095 (2) 59-0079 (3) 57-2514. We will attempt to resolve this
last bit of conflicting information.
18 Dec 03 Update - Partial resolution: (1) 59-0095 - To DRMO 25 Sept 03. Was
previously reported as going to Gila Bend but isn't on the list of seven birds
that went to Gila Bend. ??? (2) 59-0079 is intact and still at AMARC (3) 57-2514
- unresolved - in research.
20 Dec 03 Update - More resolution: (1) 57-2514 is intact and still at AMARC.
57-2514 and 59-0079 are added back to the SURVIVOR List. Photos of all AMARC
F-106s are being taken this week and will be published upon receipt and after I
(Erv) return from vacation mid Jan 04. (2) Location or final fate of 59-0095 is
still unresolved - in research.
14 Jan 04 Update - Final resolution: (1) 59-0095 was scrapped late last fall ~
28 Jan 04 Update - On 21 Jan 04, the nose section of F-106B 59-0164 was removed
and donated to the Southern Utah Air Museum (Washington UT) for cockpit
restoration and display (See below 03 Nov 06 update)
07 Jun 04 Update - On 18 May 04, 59-0137 was moved off base for shipment to the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville Oregon for display. Aircraft is in storage at Pinal Air Park, Marana AZ, while the search for main landing gear continues.
Other F-106 Display Movements
15 Dec 05 Update - 57-2514 & 59-0079 scrapped
06 Jun 06 Update -
Click here for Feb 04 photos of the seven birds at Gila Bend AAF
03 Nov 06 Update - 59-0164's nose section was sold in Oct 06 and has been moved from Utah to Tucson AZ for restoration work prior to being moved to the New York City area as a planned traveling exhibit for the benefit of children's hospitals.
2 Jan 11 Update - After over 4 years of no word from the owner of 59-0164's nose section, I've removed it from the survivor and display list. If anyone has photo evidence that it still exists, let me know and I'll add it back to the lists.
30 May 11 Update - The El Paso birds are for sale. Maybe the end result will be more displays?
29 Aug 11 Update- 59-0164's nose section is up for sale again on E-Bay for $25,000. It is located in Tucson AZ. It still exists but it apparently never made its way to NYC.
7 Feb 2012 Update - 59-0164's cockpit was sold on Ebay to Dave's Pelts group who will be moved from Tucson AZ to Milwaukee WI by the end of Feb 2012 or early March 2012 for restoration. A website and photos of the move and restoration project will be coming soon.
15 Mar 2012 Update - 59-0164 cockpit successfully moved to the Timmerman airport in Milwaukee WI.
Cockpit restoration is under way. See more here on the 59-0164
Survivor On Display page.