1:72 Scale Metal Diecast - Convair F-106 Delta Dart "Spirit of Atlantic City" – Length: 11.75" Wingspan: 6.5”
This model of the Delta at 1/72 scale is quite interesting because of its quite large. The color and the markings are quite colorful and really give nice definition to the model.
The cockpit is very detailed and one can see that the instrument panel is painted with different colors. The canopy is not movable, instead the model includes two different canopies, one in the open position and one in the close positions. One has to be very careful when handling these pieces. The model also includes a pilot figure.
This model comes with two optional wing fuel tanks. Moreover weapons section just below and behind the cockpit is very interesting weapons pallet. There is one piece that shows the weapons bay in the close position and then there is another piece that shows the bay in the open position showing two pairs of rockets/missiles. SOMETHING THAT IS UNUSUAL is that the piece for the open bay is not compatible with the display stand. The display stand has a round peg that is supposed to go into the round hole at the bottom of the fuselage; however the piece of the opened bay does not allow for the fuselage and the display stand to mate. The photos I took with the open bay is really NOT RECOMMENDED, I simply put the model resting on the display stand, it is really not secured and any movement would make the model FALL DOWN and probably BE DAMAGED. I just took those photos to illustrate the opened weapons bay.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The box measures 14 inches by 8 inches by 4 inches.
The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft of the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s. Designed as the so-called "Ultimate Interceptor", it proved to be the last dedicated interceptor in U.S. Air Force service to date.