About the F-106A Convair:
The Convair F-106A Delta Dart is regarded by many as being the finest all-weather interceptor ever built. It served on active duty with the United States Air Force for almost 28 years, much longer than most of its contemporaries.
The F-106A is actually an improved version of the F-102. The first F-106A (56-0451) was finally available by the end of 1956. The first flight was made by Convair test pilot Richard L. Johnson at Edwards AFB on December 26, 1956. He was the same pilot who had made the maiden flight of the F-102. The flight was not entirely glitch-free—it had to be aborted early due to air turbine motor frequency fluctuations, and the speed brakes opened but would not close. Consequently, the aircraft did not go supersonic on its first flight. The second aircraft (56-0452) followed on February 26, 1957. They were both powered by the YJ75-P-1 engine. The first two aircraft were not equipped with the MA-1 system, carrying nose ballast to compensate for the missing weight. A total of 277 F-106A built.
Showcase Models has a wide aviation collectibles of private civilian model planes and airliners as well as military aircraft models from the WWI and WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf areas. The Convair F-106A scale airplane model is built in high-end quality assuring uncompromising standards at each stage from the moment of preparing the mahogany wood to the beautifully painted airplane model packed into its foam-fitted case, which includes in every package your choice of the base stand and brass plate inscription. We can also build and/or replicate any airplane model as a custom order.