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Re: F-106 Delta Dart
« Reply #195 on: June 01, 2016, 08:24:11 PM »
Troubles...  :-dal  :-wall

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Re: F-106 Delta Dart
« Reply #196 on: June 02, 2016, 06:56:00 AM »
That looks pretty interesting....not such a bad replica!

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Re: F-106 Delta Dart
« Reply #197 on: June 02, 2016, 07:03:48 AM »
Model shop in Italy ;)

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Re: F-106 Delta Dart
« Reply #198 on: June 02, 2016, 06:49:11 PM »
I like the idea for certain!!

Here is the finished QF-106A, serial 59-0083. This airplane had a rather interesting history as the wings were badly damaged at Red Flag 1978 and a rebuilt set of wings was installed later. Then it went back to the 49th FIS where my friend was assigned to it for a time. In February of 1984 the airplane was retired to Davis Monthan for storage, then reactivated and converted to a drone in April of 1991. The final flight was on 18 May 1993 when an AIM-120 shot it down on the Florida test range.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF058/IMG_2916_zpsddmrumlk.jpg
F-106 Delta Dart

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F-106 Delta Dart


One more old build reconstructed....... ;)

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Re: F-106 Delta Dart
« Reply #199 on: June 02, 2016, 06:56:24 PM »
Again nice piece of history :-ok

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Re: F-106 Delta Dart
« Reply #200 on: June 02, 2016, 06:57:51 PM »
:-ok

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Re: F-106 Delta Dart
« Reply #201 on: June 16, 2016, 08:54:10 PM »
excellent mate,excellent !

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Re: F-106 Delta Dart
« Reply #202 on: June 17, 2016, 06:04:44 PM »
Thank you!

There is more to this old airplane than meets the eye....... This machine was used for bombing trials in it's early life and it was severely stressed with high G-loading. The wings were damaged so badly that the airplane was trucked to McClellan AFB (heavy maintenance facility for the F-106) and a wing swap was performed. When 083 eventually was assigned to my buddy, Mike, at the 49th FIS he asked for and received permission to sand the entire airframe and have the paint department repaint it. After that he kept it sparkling clean for as long as he was crew chief. I reckon the paint on it the day it was shot down was still the same paint job that Mike was responsible for.

As an aside, I don't think my friend was all that happy to see me depict his airplane during its drone service, but as I told him--the airplane still exists as pieces on the bottom of the sea!