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Pilots explain how the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger intercepted Soviet bombers in the 1950s

The Convair was a delta-winged interceptor, that became the standard Air Defense Command (ADC) fighter starting in mid Nicknamed Delta Dagger, the Convair which was referred to a…

Convair F-102 Delta Dagger

of the Fighter Interceptor Group, Florida Air National Guard, in the

F-102 Delta Dagger

A North Dakota Air Guard Convair Delta Dagger from the Happy Hooligans.

The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger was an American interceptor aircraft that was built as part of the backbone of the United States Air Force's air defenses in the late 1950s. Entering service in 1956, its main purpose was to intercept invading Soviet bomber fleets during the Cold War. Designed and manufactured by Convair, 1,000 F-102s were built.

The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger was an American interceptor aircraft that was built as part of the backbone of the United States Air Force's air defenses in the late 1950s. Entering service in 1956, its main purpose was to intercept invading Soviet bomber fleets during the Cold War. Designed and manufactured by Convair, 1,000 F-102s were built.

"F-100 Super Sabre. Note the NACA sign underneath the fuselage. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, later became NASA."

Super Sabre - was a supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1954 to 1971

A Convair F-102A-75-Co Delta Dagger from the 176th FIS, taking off from Truax Field, Wisconsin.

Photos Convair F Delta Dart 8 Aircraft Pictures Airliners Picture

USAF ADWC McDonnell F-101B Voodoo with its deceleration chute deployed.

USAF ADWC McDonnell Voodoo with its deceleration chute deployed.

F-102 Delta Dagger in action - Aircraft No. 199 by Larry Davis, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0897474945/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_7jBQpb1NH7VFP

Delta Dagger in action - Aircraft No. A thorough examination of this military tactical aircraft showing details, markings, and variations.

A Convair F-106A Delta Dart of the 95th FIS sits at Dover AFB.

A Convair F-106A Delta Dart of the 95th FIS sits at Dover AFB.

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