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World’s Fastest Single-Engine Jet Aircraft: The Story of Convair’s F-106 Delta Dart Interceptor

By Lt. Col. Doug Barbier, USAF (ret.)
RELATED TOPICS: AIRCRAFT | BOOK
FSMNP0917_42
Comments: Hardcover, 228 pages, 144 color and 229 black-and-white photos

ISBN: 978-1-58007-237-3

Price:
$44.95

Publisher:
Specialty Press

From the publisher:
Developed for the U.S. Air Force in the early 1950s as a next-generation interceptor, following Convair’s pioneering delta-wing F-102, the F-106 excelled in every aspect of the Air Defense Command mission. With its advanced Hughes radar system, Falcon air-to-air missiles, and a top speed in excess of Mach 2, the Delta Dart became known as “the ultimate interceptor.” The lightest aircraft ever powered by a Pratt & Whitney J75 turbojet, the F-106 remains to this day one of the most successful military aircraft ever built. From initial concept through flight testing and deployment, every facet of the Convair F-106’s operational service is examined and explained in a comprehensive yet easy-to-read text. All USAF Air Defense Command units that operated F-106s are covered, and aircraft markings and color schemes are included as well.

FSM says:
Photos and technical illustrations useful to modelers will include: text-keyed drawings and photos of the main instrument panel and side consoles, throttle quadrant, avionics and radar bays, and ejection seats; schematic drawings and photos of landing gear and weapons carriages; tarmac photos of weapons and ground-crew equipment; and black-and-white and color in-flight and ground photos of the Dart from all angles.

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