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Check Six – 1955: Deuce Landing

July 10, 2020
Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

The F-102 Delta Dagger deployed a drag chute in addition to a speed brake during landing operations. This one of the few photographs Retiree News has that shows a Deuce landing with drag chute deployed. 

This photograph is undated but was probably from the early 1960s. The Deuces arrived in 1961 and other photographs dated 1964/65 show aircraft with “U.S. Air Force” makings. 

The drag chute was new to flight operations. The Deuce replaced the F-86L Sabre Interceptor which did not use a drag chute. The parachute shop now packed these drag chutes in addition to individual parachutes for the pilots. 

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