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Convair F-106A Delta Dart (3144A)
This aircraft on display at Castle Air Museum is a Convair creation and was stationed at Castle Air Force Base as part of the Air Defense Command. The F-106 arrived at CAFB in September 1958 for testing and alert duty with ADC. Designed solely as an interceptor, this aircraft could reach speeds of Mach 2 and saw service during the Vietnam War and was used to patrol the west coast during the Cold War. This aircraft was stationed at Castle AFB with the 84th FIS in the late 79s. The F-106 arrived at the museum on flatbed trucks in December 2002 and was reassembled, restored and placed on the grounds in May 2003.