Specifications for the
Convair F-106 Delta Dart
Focus Model: Convair F-106A Delta Dart
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Convair - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1959
Production Total: 350
Length: 70.70 ft (21.55 m)
Width: 38.29 ft (11.67 m)
Height: 20.28ft (6.18 m)
Weight (Empty): 24,859 lb (11,276 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 41,831 lb (18,974 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Pratt & Whitney J75-P-17 turbojet engine developing 24,500 lb thrust with afterburner.
Maximum Speed: 1,487 mph (2,393 kmh; 1,292 kts)
Maximum Range: 1,950 miles (3,138 km)
Service Ceiling: 58,005 ft (17,680 m; 11.0 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 30,000 feet-per-minute (9,144 m/min)
Hardpoints: 6 (all internal)
2 x AIM-4F Falcon
2 x AIM-4G Falcon
2 x AIR-2A Genie nuclear rocket OR 2 x AIM-26 Super Falcon missile.
2 x Fuel droptanks underwing (external)
1 x 20mm M61 Vulcan 6-barreled internal Gatling cannon.
4 x Air-to-air missiles
1 x AIR-2A Genie nuclear rocket OR 1 x AIM-26 Super Falcon missile.
F-102B - Initial designation; redesignated to YF-106.
YF-106A - Two prototypes produced based on the F-102; new more powerful Pratt & Whitney J75 engine with afterburning; redesigned air intakes and engine exhaust system; lengthened fuselage.
F-106A - Initial production model designation; single-seat interceptor; 277 examples produced.
F-106B - Two-seat conversion trainer variant retaining combat capabilities; redesigned forward fuselage; reduced performance; 63 examples produced.
F-106C - Proposed advanced interceptor; fitting AN/ASG-18 series radar system in enlarged and elongated nose cone assembly; cancelled.
F-106D - Proposed two-seat trainer/combat capable version of the F-106C.
F-106X - Proposed interceptor to counter Lockheed YF-12 proposal; fitted with JT4B-22 series turbojet engine and canards.
F-106E - Proposed improved F-106; lengthened nose cone assembly with new improved radar system; never accepted.
F-106F - Proposed conversion trainer/combat capable variant of F-106E.
NF-106B - F-106B production aircraft leased to NASA for research purposes; active until 1991.
QF-106 - Aerial Target Drone for USAF training; conversions of existing F-106 stocks.