1:72 Scale Metal Diecast - Convair F-106 Delta Dart – Length: 11.25" Wingspan: 6.25”
This model of the Delta Dagger at 1/72 scale is a single sea and the cockpit is hinged to open and close. A pilot figure is included.
This model comes with two optional wing fuel tanks.
The model has optional pieces that show the weapons bay open or closed.
A display stand is included.
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 15.
The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was an all-weather interceptor aircraft designed and produced by the American aircraft manufacturer Convair.
The F-106 was designed as the so-called "Ultimate Interceptor" as a consequence of the 1954 interceptor program of the early 1950s. It was a development of the F-102 Delta Dagger, and thus was originally designed as the F-102B prior to being redesignated by the United States Air Force (USAF). The F-106 was designed without a gun or provision for carrying bombs, instead carrying its AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missiles within an internal weapons bay, its clean exterior was beneficial to supersonic flight. Major differences from the F-102 included the adoption of the more powerful Pratt & Whitney J75 turbojet engine, heavily redesigned air inlets along with a variable-geometry inlet duct to suit a wide range of supersonic speeds, application of the area rule to the fuselage shaping, and a general increase in size. On 26 December 1956, the first prototype performed its maiden flight. After flight testing demonstrated less performance gains than anticipated, the USAF ultimately only ordered 350 of the planned 1,000 F-106s.