Название: Aero Series 27: Convair F-106 "Delta Dart"
Автор: William G. Holder
Издательство: Aero Publishers
Формат: PDF в RAR
A Convair F-106 Delta Dart piloted by Maj. Joseph Rogers set the world speed record for a single engine aircraft of 1,525.95 mph. on Dec. 15, 1959. It was the last aircraft built as a pure interceptor for the United States Air Force. A total of 340 were built. They served from 1959 through 1988. A unique feature of the interceptor was a radio link that enabled the aircraft to be guided from the ground to intercept enemy aircraft by computer. This was designated the Hughes MA-1. The system never achieved its promised potential and had limited usage. Although many though the Convair F-106 Delta Dart superior in maneuverability to many aircraft, it was not used in Vietnam and never saw combat.