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F-106A Convair - MFNC09045 - Mastercraft Models
F-106A Convair - MFNC09045 - Mastercraft Models

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Scale: 1/70
Length: 12 inches
Wingspan: 6.5 inches

The F 106 Delta Dart came as a response to the 1954 interceptor program of the US Air Force. The aircraft was initially an advanced spin-off from the F-102, causing it to be called the F-102B during the early stages. But after a few rounds of modifications (especially with the design), the aircraft warranted a separate design class. It was officially re-designated as the F-106 on June 1956. Aside from changes in the framework, there were also changes in terms of performance and speed such as a lengthened fuselage and a different engine. The F106 aircraft used the Pratt & Whitney J-75-P-17 turbojet of the F-102. The first prototype was first flown on December 1956 but tests until 1957 showed troubling results. None of the intended �improvements� worked out which threatened the cancellation of the program. But with the USAF�s insistence, the F-106 was continuously modified. The improved plane, designated as the F-106A, was officially rolled out of the factories and entered military service by October 1959. The second round of changes proved helpful as the aircraft set a world speed record of 1,525.96mph during a flight on December 1959. During its service, the Delta Dart flew for the US, Germany, Iceland, as well as South Korea, making it the second highest sequentially numbered P/F- aircraft.

This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!