Hobby Master HA3112 – 1/72 Scale F-102A Delta Dagger Diecast Model
|Length||28.9 cm||11.37 in||Approx|
|Wingspan||16.1 cm||6.33 in||Approx|
- Constructed with metal and plastic components
- Undercarriage displayable extended or retracted
- Canopy & air brake displayable open or closed
- Removable pilot figurine
- Optional ordnance
- Display stand included.
1/72 Scale Convair F-102A Delta Dagger, FL ANG – Hobby Master HA3112
The Hobby Master diecast model HA3112 replicates in 1/72 scale the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger, s/n 0-61409, of the 159th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (FIS), 125th Fighter-Interceptor Wing (FIW), Florida Air National Guard (FL ANG), United States Air Force (USAF), circa 1960.
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger was an American single-seat, single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft. Designed for the USAF, the maiden flight took place on October 24, 1953, entering operational service in 1956. In its original form, the type could not achieve supersonic flight and had to undergo significant remodelling. Which incorporated the transonic area rule giving it the pinched midsection, coke bottle fuselage. It saw limited combat service with the Vietnam War and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974. The USAF began to transfer the Delta Dagger from front line squadrons to the ANG in the early 1060s, retired from all operational service by 1976, except for QF-102 drones. Production ended in September 1958 with 875 airframes built. Greece and Turkey were the only other operators of the type.
Construction is mainly of aluminium alloy and some titanium with a semi-monocoque fuselage, low-mounted delta wing including inboard and outboard wing fences. The tailfin is triangular in profile; early production had a smaller tailfin. The retractable undercarriage is a tricycle type with the primary units mounted in the wings, folding inwards; the nose wheel retracts forward.
It uses a single Pratt & Whitney J57 afterburning turbojet, giving the aircraft a maximum speed of 1,304 km/h (825 mph), a range of 2,175 km (1,350 mi), and a service ceiling of 16,300 m (53,400 ft).
Armament excludes guns; three weapons bays each able to carry to two Falcon air to air missiles, with either conventional or nuclear warheads and unguided rockets. From 1958 provision was made for underwing drop tanks.
159th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, FL ANG
The 159th FIS operated the F-102 Delta Dagger from 1960 until 1974, transitioning to the F-106 Delta Dart. They had previously operated the F-86 Sabre. Currently, the unit now designated as the 159th fighter Squadron operate the McDonnell Douglas F-15C/D Eagle.