Convair, Consolidated Vultee F-102 Delta Dagger

Fighter

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger USAF 56-1393, Pima Air & Space © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger is a single-engine single-seat all-weather interceptor jet fighter aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Convair, Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation.
The F-102 Delta Dagger was the world's first supersonic all-weather jet interceptor and the first operational delta-wing aircraft operated by the United States Air Force. The TF-102A is a two-seat trainer variant if the F-102 (111 built).
Crew1
Propulsion1 Turbojet Engine
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney J57-P-25
Engine Power
dry/with Afterburner
52,0 / 76,5 kN11700 / 17200 lbf
Speed1328 km/h717 kts
  825 mph
Service Ceiling16.276 m53.400 ft
Range2.172 km1.173 NM
1.350 mi.
Empty Weight8.641 kg19.050 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight14.288 kg31.500 lbs
Wing Span11,62 m38 ft 1 in
Wing Area61,5 m²662 ft²
Length20,84 m68 ft 4 in
Height6,46 m21 ft 2 in
First Flight25.10.1953
Production Statusout of production
Total Production1000
Data for (Version)Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
VariantsF-102A, TF-102A, QF-102A, PQM-102A, PQM-102B

[Photo-ID: 11280] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, United States Air Force (USAF), 56-1114, c/n 8-10-331,© Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-1114
c/n: 8-10-331
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11281] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, United States Air Force (USAF), 56-1114, c/n 8-10-331,© Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-1114
c/n: 8-10-331
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10964] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, United States Air Force (USAF), 56-1393, c/n 8-10-340,© Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-1393
c/n: 8-10-340
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10965] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, United States Air Force (USAF), 56-1393, c/n 8-10-340,© Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-1393
c/n: 8-10-340
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 13215] © Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, United States Air Force (USAF), 56-1413, c/n 8-10-360,© Karsten Palt, 2016Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-1413
c/n: 8-10-360
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5416] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, United States Air Force (USAF), 56-1416, c/n 07.10.63,© Karsten Palt, 2012Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-1416
c/n: 07.10.63
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 5415] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, United States Air Force (USAF), 56-1416, c/n 07.10.63,© Karsten Palt, 2012Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-1416
c/n: 07.10.63
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 2467] © Karsten Palt 2009-06-25
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10), Hellenic (Greece) Air Force, 61052, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2009Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10)
Hellenic (Greece) Air Force
Reg.: 61052
 
as US Air Force 56-1032 / FC-032
Militaire Luchtvaart Museum [Soesterberg]
[Photo-ID: 2468] © Karsten Palt 2009-06-25
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10), Hellenic (Greece) Air Force, 61052, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2009Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10)
Hellenic (Greece) Air Force
Reg.: 61052
 
as US Air Force 56-1032 / FC-032
Militaire Luchtvaart Museum [Soesterberg]
[Photo-ID: 1431] © Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10), United States Air Force (USAF), 56-1125, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2008Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10)
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-1125
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 1432] © Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10), United States Air Force (USAF), 56-1125, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2008Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10)
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-1125
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 1433] © Karsten Palt 2008-09-27
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10), United States Air Force (USAF), 56-1125, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2008Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger (8-10)
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 56-1125
 
Flugausstellung L.+P. Junior [Hermeskeil]
[Photo-ID: 7602] © Karsten Palt 2013-08-16
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, Turkish Air Force, 55-3386, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2013Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger
Turkish Air Force
Reg.: 55-3386
 
Turkish Air Force Museum [Yesilkoy, Istanbul]
[Photo-ID: 7603] © Karsten Palt 2013-08-16
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, Turkish Air Force, 55-3386, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2013Convair
F-102A Delta Dagger
Turkish Air Force
Reg.: 55-3386
 
Turkish Air Force Museum [Yesilkoy, Istanbul]
[Photo-ID: 10969] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger, , 54-1366, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
TF-102A Delta Dagger
Reg.: 54-1366
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10970] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Convair TF-102A Delta Dagger, , 54-1366, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2015Convair
TF-102A Delta Dagger
Reg.: 54-1366
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]