CONVAIR F-102 DELTA DAGGER

F-102 SERVICE

Manufacturer: Convair Aircraft Corp., San Diego, California, USA
(In 1954, became Convair Division of General Dynamics Corp.)
Model: Model 8
(Developed from the 1948 Convair Model 7 XF-92A)
Designations: F-102; PQM-102
Name: Delta Dagger
First official flight: (YF-102) 24/10/1953
Factory production period: 1953 - 1958
Primary service period: 1956 - 1970
Last official flight: (F-102A) 10/1976

F-102 VARIANTS

1953 Model 8-80/-82 YF-102 10  
1954 Model 8-90 YF-102A 4 Total: 0014
         
1955 Model 8-10 F-102A 875  
1955 Model 8-12 TF-102A 111 Total: 0986

Grand Total: 1000

F-102 PRODUCTION

YF-102
Prototype delta wing jet interceptor fighter.
Second batch (Model 8-82) with design
improvements.
Produced 1953 - 1954

Convair San Diego, California (CO)

52-7994, 52-7995 ?  
53-1779 / 53-1786 ?

Total: 0010

YF-102A
As YF-102, fuselage redesign,
engine upgrade.
Produced 1954

Convair San Diego, California (CO)

53-1787 / 53-1790 ?

Total: 0004

F-102A
As YF-102A, various improvements.
Produced 1954 - 1958

Convair San Diego, California (CO)

53-1791 / 53-1818 ?  
54-1371 / 54-1407 ?  
55-3357 / 55-3464 ?  
56-957 / 56-1518 ?  
57-770 / 57-909 ?

Total: 0875


F-102A-45-CO, s/n: 55-3386, was one of 47 Delta Daggers operated by Turkey
from 1968 to 1980, this includes 7 as the TF-102A trainer.
This aircraft has the USAF "over 10 years old" zero prefix added to
the tail number which reads as 0-53386.
Turkish Air Force Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005.

TF-102A
As F-102A, trainer with side-by-side
cockpit, combat ability retained.
Produced 1954 - 1958

Convair San Diego, California (CO)

54-1351 / 54-1370 ?  
55-4032 / 55-4059 ?  
56-2317 / 56-2379 ?

Total: 0111

87 additional airframes cancelled.

 

Grand Total: 1000

F-102 CONVERSIONS

USAF

JF-102A 1+ F-102A, temporary conversions for test duties.
QF-102A 215 F-102A, 1973, piloted target drone conversions for F-15 program.
YF-102C 2 F-102A, 1957, strike version, project later cancelled.
PQM-102A 65 F-102A, 1974, unpiloted target drone conversions.
PQM-102B 146 F-102A, 1978-1986, target drone conversions, piloted or unpiloted.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 
- F-102 Delta Daggers in military service with Greece and Turkey.
 - Several F-102 Delta Daggers in service with NASA.

CONVAIR F-106 DELTA DART

F-106 SERVICE

Manufacturer: Convair Division of General Dynamics Corp.,
San Diego, California, USA
Model: Model 8
Designation: F-106
Name: Delta Dart
First official flight: (F-106A) 26/12/1956
Factory production period: 1956 - 1960
Primary service period: 1959 - 1972
Last official flight: (F-106A) 08/1988
(QF-106A) 06/02/1998

F-106 VARIANTS

1956 Model 8-24 F-106A 277  
1958 Model 8-27 F-106B 63

Grand Total: 340

F-106 PRODUCTION

F-106A
As F-102A, redesigned fuselage, fins, u/c,
cockpit moved forward, many improvements.
Original designation was (Model 8-21) F-102B.
Later upgraded as Model 8-31.
Produced 1956 - 1960

Convair San Diego, California (CO)

56-451 / 56-467 ?  
57-229 / 57-246 ?  
57-2453 / 57-2506 ?  
58-0759 / 58-0798 ?  
59-0001 / 59-0148 ?

Total: 277

140 additional airframes cancelled.

F-106B
As F-106A, trainer with tandem cockpit,
combat ability retained. First 8 temporally
designated as JF-106B. Later upgraded
as Model 8-32.
Produced 1957 - 1960

Convair San Diego, California (CO)

57-2507 / 57-2547 ?  
58-0900 / 58-0904 ?  
59-0149 / 59-0165 ?

Total: 063

36 additional airframes cancelled.

(Model 8-28/-29) F-106C / D - 1956, projected development projects, cancelled.
F-106E / F - 1968, projected development projects, cancelled.

Grand Total: 340

F-106 CONVERSIONS

USAF

QF-106A / B 187 F-106A / F-106B, 1986-1998, target drone conversions.
NF-106B 2 F-106B, permanent conversions for test duties.
F-106C 2 F-106B, 1959, radar testbeds with extended nose section.

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