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F-102A Delta Dagger

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I took these pictures on the Hakodate Dawn mission in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002.

Air Power Cold War F-102A Delta Dagger

Pilot's notes

As the world's first delta-wing fighter, the prototype XF-92A was first flown in 1953. Design problems meant that only after some development could the later versions reach supersonic speeds.

The '102 had a dual-stick control system where the pilot controled the radar with one hand and flew with the other. The Dagger was also unique for a fighter in that it carried missiles internally. Many F-102s ended their careers as pilotless target drones.

Cockpit

I like this F-102 cockpit, the instruments are large and easy to read and the virtual cockpit is excellent, giving an unobostructed view but still the impression of looking out of a cockpit. Unobstructed that is except for the unusual centre canopy rail which maks for interesting landings!

Air Power Cold War F-102A Delta Dagger
Default cockpit

Air Power Cold War F-102A Delta Dagger

In action

Air Power Cold War F-102A Delta Dagger

Air Power Cold War F-102A Delta Dagger

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