Here’s why the F-106 Delta Dart was the ultimate bomber interceptor

The F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft for the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s.

The Convair F-106A was a very extensively revised version of the company’s delta wing F-102A: fitted with a smaller wing and a completely new fuselage, the Delta Dart was powered by the Pratt and Whitney J75 engine which provided a speed of well over 1,300 mph at high altitude. Capable of fully automatic flight under SAGE ...

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