Author Topic: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 25320 times)

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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #100 on: January 18, 2020, 12:51:09 PM »
British F-106 with a Gyron replacing the J75?  I'm thinking that would not necessarily enhance performance, but it would add British content to pacify some elements.

An Olympus or re heated Conway would be interesting.
Either would probably be more suitable than a Gyron.  Gyron always puts me in mind of the original J58 design before all the bypass ducts and such were added.

Hmm, if we are doing engine changes, perhaps a RCAF F-106 with an Iroquois?  Perhaps as an interim aircraft until the Arrow was fully ready?  Make more sense than F-101Bs and Bomarcs, especially if a radar upgrade was also included.

The RAF, with all its development efforts in the TSR-2 and not wanting the Navy plane, contracts Convair to develop an enhanced F-106 with the same engine as the TSR2 and a derivative of the F-4K avionics and sensor package.

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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #101 on: January 19, 2020, 03:03:21 AM »
I seem to recall proposing in the past about the F-106 as an option for the RAF instead of some of the F.155 designs.  I can't find my original post though.
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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #102 on: January 19, 2020, 07:00:31 AM »
Screen shots from the video Jeff referenced.


USAF-F-106-Six-Shooter-03
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USAF-F-106-Six-Shooter-02
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USAF-F-106-Six-Shooter-01
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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #103 on: January 19, 2020, 07:16:59 AM »






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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #104 on: January 19, 2020, 07:22:54 AM »
Lets keep going and add an AGM-78 Antisatellite missile. Project Spike: https://www.f-106deltadart.com/spikeproject.htm

This and the other photos can be found here: https://www.f-106deltadart.com/piwigo/index.php?/category/443

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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #105 on: January 19, 2020, 08:26:00 AM »
Several years ago, I did an F-106A in RAAF service:




A year or so later I did an F-106B in RAF service:


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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #106 on: January 19, 2020, 08:33:46 AM »
I like the idea of an F-106 in the "Hill Gray" scheme. 
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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #107 on: January 19, 2020, 09:43:09 AM »
One of these days I’m going to drag out my Hasagawa kit and do the modernized version I’ve been contemplating for a long time now. Plenty of good deals here.

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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #108 on: January 27, 2020, 06:28:02 PM »
AGM-78 was similar size and weight to the AIM-54, slightly heavier and longer actually, how about a Phoenix armed upgrade of the F-106 using data links to lob the active AIM-54 at incoming targets?

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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #109 on: June 21, 2020, 03:42:39 AM »
One I just found - a 1/48 RCAF F-106 by Beazer over on Britmodeller:






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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #110 on: June 21, 2020, 05:13:30 AM »
One I just found - a 1/48 RCAF F-106 by Beazer over on Britmodeller:

Gorgeous build  :smiley:

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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #111 on: August 02, 2020, 12:51:33 PM »
Question- with what instrument does a Six Shooter F-106 aim its Vulcan cannon?  How does it see past the front canopy frame, or is it less of a problem than I think?
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Re: Convair F-106 Delta Dart Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #113 on: August 03, 2020, 01:15:52 AM »
It looks like it has the same visual effect that the center post frame on the 'halo' that F1 cars use, when asked, the drivers say they just don't see it ---