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F-102 Delta Dagger Model, USAF, 509th FIS - Hobby Master HA3102


F-102 Delta Dagger Model, USAF, 509th FIS - Hobby Master HA3102 - click to enlarge
F-102 Delta Dagger Model, USAF, 509th FIS - Hobby Master HA3102 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA3102
$69.95
Availability: Out of Stock


Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger - 509th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 405th FW, USAF, Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam, 1968

1:72 Scale.  Length: 11.25".  Wingspan: 6.25"



In March 1962, F-102 Delta Daggers from the USAF 509th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, based at Clark Air Base in the Philippines, were deployed on Temporary Duty (TDY) to Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Bien Hoa AB, and Da Nang AB in South Vietnam and Don Muang RTAFB and Udorn RTAFB in Thailand. The F-102 was used as an interceptor, escort duty and even ground attack By December 1969, when the F-102s were withdrawn, 15 had been lost. One was lost to an air to air missile fired by a MiG-21, two were lost to AAA and small arms fire, four were destroyed on the ground by the Viet Cong and eight were lost in operational accidents.

The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger was an interceptor aircraft built as part of the backbone of the U.S. Air Force’s air defenses in the late 1950s. Entering service in 1956, its main purpose was to intercept invading Soviet bombers. The F-102 was the first operational supersonic interceptor and Delta-wing fighter of the USAF. It had an internal weapons bay and could carry both guided missiles and rockets. The official name for the F-102 was Delta Dagger but it was often referred to as the “Deuce”. A total of 889 F-102s had been built when production ended in 1958.


Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an F-102 Delta Dagger features:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Removable weapons
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with F-102 Delta Dagger artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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