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Convair F-102 Delta Dagger Supersonic Jet

Here at the Museum of Aviation at Warner Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, we found this older jet. This is the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger supersonic jet that was built in the late 1950s mostly to intercept flights of Soviet Bombers during the early cold war. More than 1000 of these delta wing airplanes were built and flown and even used in a limited aspect in Vietnam. The F-102 was retired from war service and then used in the Air National Guard and as drones as a target and finally taken from service in 1976. Initially the plane flew at sub-supersonic speed so it was redesigned with the “area rule” and lengthened 11 feet and the fuselage was made more “Coke bottle” shaped. This allowed it to now fly at Mach 1.2.

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