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Convair YF-102A 'Delta Dagger'

Description
  Manufacturer:Convair


Control Panel
  Base model:F-102
  Designation:YF-102
  Version:A
  Nickname:Delta Dagger
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
  Status:Prototype
  First Flew:1954/12/20
 

Specifications
Not Yet Available

Known serial numbers
53-1787 / 53-1790

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Louisiana ANG - New OrleansNew OrleansLouisiana

YF-102A on display

Louisiana ANG - New Orleans
    


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 john henderson
 Iqaluit, Nunavut, NT
I have a nice colour shot of Dagger 56-3159 sitting on the ramp at (then) Frobisher Bay. does anyone know who this aircraft operated with or its ultimate fate. Or which unit it was operating with and (lastly) why is it in Iqaluit.

Regards,

John Henderson
05/06/2004 @ 02:13 [ref: 7373]
 Bill Peterson CMSGT (Ret)
 Ft. Walton Beach, FL
I joined the USAF on 12/30/59 and arrived at Itazuke AB, Japan in June of 1960. I was at first an assistant Crew Chief on 53-1804. My Crew Chief was SSGT Dickenson. After serving on the 68th FIS Alert Pad for a few months, I came back to the Flighline and was assigned to Green Flight under the leadership of MSGT Eugene C. Rhodes (one hell of a fine man). I was assigned as the Crew Chief of Aircraft 53-1805. I noticed that it's not listed on your list of known tail numbers but I can assure you that it existed. I worked my tail off on that Aircraft and it flew just great. I can remember going to the squadron on Saturdays...just to wipe her down and make sure that she was covered up properly...never could tell what happened overnight (ha). I arrived as a one striper and left as a three striper...unheard of in those days. Retired after 30 years and still loved the USAF and remember those first years in Japan in the 68th as the best. Thanks, Bill Peterson CMSgt. USAF (Retired)
10/03/2002 @ 14:31 [ref: 5802]
 Bill Peterson CMSGT (Ret)
 Ft. Walton Beach, FL
I joined the USAF on 12/30/59 and arrived at Itazuke AB, Japan in June of 1960. I was at first an assistant Crew Chief on 53-1804. My Crew Chief was SSGT Dickenson. After serving on the 68th FIS Alert Pad for a few months, I came back to the Flighline and was assigned to Green Flight under the leadership of MSGT Eugene C. Rhodes (one hell of a fine man). I was assigned as the Crew Chief of Aircraft 53-1805. I noticed that it's not listed on your list of known tail numbers but I can assure you that it existed. I worked my tail off on that Aircraft and it flew just great. I can remember going to the squadron on Saturdays...just to wipe her down and make sure that she was covered up properly...never could tell what happened overnight (ha). I arrived as a one striper and left as a three striper...unheard of in those days. Retired after 30 years and still loved the USAF and remember those first years in Japan in the 68th as the best. Thanks, Bill Peterson CMSgt. USAF (Retired)
10/03/2002 @ 14:30 [ref: 5801]
 Eddie Peebles
 Cupertino, CA
Yf102A 53-1787 is a very historic aircraft. It was the first
F102A built. Had the area rule. Went supersonic on take off.
Sugest you get book Convair F-102 Delta Dagger by Wayne Mutza.
This is great source of data. Published in 1999 has much to say
about this plane.
I was an instrumentation engineer at Edwards A.F.B. during the
flight test program.
Eddie Peebles
06/04/2002 @ 19:50 [ref: 5052]

 
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