Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10) Aircraft Data
Photo ID 145600 by Sven Zimmermann. USA Air Force Convair F 102A Delta Dagger 8 10, 56 1125
All-weather, day/night, sonic interceptor. The F-102A is a single-engine, delta wing design, relying on rocket and missile armament to intercept and dispatch enemy bombers. Active with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1956-1970, the F-102 saw combat in Vietnam as a forward air-controller. In addition to the 889 single-seat F-102A's which were built, 111 two-seat TF-102A's were also built by Convair. Turkish F-102A's were used against Greek forces during the invasion of Cyprus, the former alleging a victory over a Greek F-5A.
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • First Flight: 10/24/53
  • Initial Service Date: 4/1/56
  • No. Built: 889
  • No. In Service: 0
  • No. of Hardpoints: 2
  • Crew: 1

Power:

1 Pratt & Whitney J57-P-25 afterburning turbojet at 17,200 lbf

Weapons:

24 x 2.75 in. Folding-Fin Aerial Rockets (FFAR), mounted in the bay doors with 6 x AIM-4 'Falcon' air-to-air missiles (AAM). The F-102A carried all weapons in two internal storage bays. No gun armament was ever fitted to any F-102A during operational service. An alternative arrangement had 3 of the AIM-4's replaced by a single AIM-26 nuclear AAM.

Dimensions:

Length: 68 ft. 4 in.
Wing Span: 38 ft. 1 in.
Wing Area: 695 sq.ft
Height: 21 ft. 2 in.
Empty Weight: 19,350 lbs
Max. Weight: 31,500 lbs
Max. Ordnance Load: 1,250 lbs
Max. Payload: 12,150 lbs
Internal Fuel: 9,054.76 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 825 mph
Cruise Speed: 600 mph
Service Ceiling: 55,000 ft.
Normal Range: 1,350 nm

Operators:

Hellenic Air Force (Greece), Turkey Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri), United States Air Force. No F-102A's remain operational anywhere in the world, today.

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