Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger - 317th FIS, 21st CW, Alaskan Air Command, USAF, 1968
1:72 Scale. Length: 11.4". Wingspan: 6.3"
The US Air Force 317th Fighter Squadron was activated on July 1, 1942 as part of the “Checker Tails” 325th Fighter Group. The 317th was the second squadron to transition to the F-102 Delta Dagger starting in November 1956. In August 1957 the 317th was reassigned to Elmendorf AFB Alaska. Their role was to protect the southern portion of Alaska and the northwest approaches to the United States from invading Soviet bombers. Due to budget restraints the 317th FIS was deactivated on December 31, 1969.Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
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 Convair F-102 was "Delta Dagger", but it was commonly referred to as the “Deuce”. The F-102 was used in the Vietnam War for fighter patrols and bomber escort. A total of 889 had been built when production ended in 1958.
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