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F-102A Delta Dagger – 526th FIS, USAF, Ramstein, Germany 1963

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Hobby Master 1/72 scale HA3113: Convair F-102A Delta Dagger #56-1210 of 526th FIS, USAF, Ramstein AB, Germany, 1963

Length 11.25 inches Wingspan 6.25 inches

From 1950 until August 1954 the 526th TIS was known as the 526th Fighter-Bomber Squadron. In 1954, along with the re-designation the 526th FIS mission also changed to air defense of central Europe flying the all-weather, rocket carrying F-86D Sabres. In 1960 the 526th FIS was reassigned to the 86th Air Division at Ramstein AB and equipped with the F-102 which they flew until 1968. F-102 was originally delivered to the 27th FIS in 1962 and was converted to a drone and shot down in 1979.

The F-102 was first flown on October 24, 1953. This aircraft was the USAF’s first delta-wing fighter, and was also the USAF’s first operational supersonic interceptor. Its primary mission was to intercept Soviet bombers, though it was also used as a bomber escort and ground attack aircraft during the Vietnam War. F-102s served with the USAF until the mid to late 1960s, when many of them were transferred to the US Air National Guard. By 1973, many F-102s were being used as target drones for testing the Patriot missile system, and the type was officially retired from service in 1976.

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Weight 1.8 kg