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CONVAIR F-106 Delta Dart vs CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger


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Your selected aircraft are compared in side-by-side arrangement below. You can always go back and Compare any two aircraft in our database. Some entries contain '0', 'not available', or an 'NA' value. This is more common with conceptual, experimental, and x-plane designs. Rotary-wing system (i.e. helicopters) values include main rotor diameter as part of width/wingspan measurement. UAV entries may display crew values as '0', not taking into account ground-based controllers.
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SUBJECTS
CONVAIR F-106A Delta Dart
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
CONVAIR F-102A Delta Dagger
Single-Seat Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
BASICS
ORIGIN
United States
ORIGIN
United States
YEAR
1959 [Diff.+3 yrs]
YEAR
1956 [Diff.-3 yrs]
CREW
1
CREW
1
PRODUCTION
350 units [Diff.-650]
PRODUCTION
1,000 units [Diff.+650]
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
70.7 ft (21.6 m) [Diff.+2.3 ft]
LENGTH
68.4 ft (20.8 m) [Diff.-2.3 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
38.3 ft (11.7 m) [Diff.+0.2 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
38.1 ft (11.6 m) [Diff.-0.2 ft]
HEIGHT
20.3 ft (6.2 m) [Diff.-0.9 ft]
HEIGHT
21.2 ft (6.5 m) [Diff.+0.9 ft]
RELATIVE SIZE COMPARISON
NOTES: Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of the screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in the database then the presented shapes may appear skewed.


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CONVAIR F-106A Delta Dart
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CONVAIR F-102A Delta Dagger
WEIGHTS
EMPTY WT.
24,859 lb (11,276 kg) [Diff.+5,833 lb]
EMPTY WT.
19,026 lb (8,630 kg) [Diff.-5,833 lb]
M.T.O.W.
41,831 lb (18,974 kg) [Diff.+10,331 lb]
M.T.O.W.
31,500 lb (14,288 kg) [Diff.-10,331 lb]
INSTALLED POWER
1 x Pratt & Whitney J75-P-17 turbojet engine developing 24,500 lb thrust with afterburner.
1 x Pratt & Whitney J57-P-25 afterburning turbojet engine developing 17,200lb of thrust.
PERFORMANCE
SPEED
1,487 mph (2,393 kph) [Diff.+662 mph]
SPEED
825 mph (1,328 kph) [Diff.-662 mph]
RANGE
1,950 miles (3,138 km) [Diff.+600 miles]
RANGE
1,350 miles (2,173 km) [Diff.-600 miles]
CEILING
58,005 ft (17,680 m) [Diff.+4,003 feet]
CEILING
54,003 ft (16,460 m) [Diff.-4,003 feet]
RATE-OF-CLIMB
30,000 ft/min [Diff.+12,600 feet]
RATE-OF-CLIMB
17,400 ft/min [Diff.-12,600 feet]
ARMAMENT
TYPICAL:
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)

LATER:
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.
TYPICAL:
3 x AIM-4A semi-active radar-homing air-to-air missiles.
3 x AIM-4C InfraRed (IR) homing air-to-air missiles.
24 x Folding-Fin Aerial Rockets (FFARs).
2 x Fuel drop tanks (external, underwing).

OPTIONAL:
1 x AIM-26A "Falcon" nuclear missile.
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