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Check Six: F-102 Aircraft Armament

August 20, 2021
Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

The Convair F-102 Delta Dagger was an American interceptor aircraft that was built as part of the backbone of the United States Air Force’s air defenses in the late 1950s. Entering service in 1956, its main purpose was to intercept invading Soviet strategic bomber fleets (primarily the Tupolev Tu-95) during the Cold War. Designed and manufactured by Convair, 1,000 F-102s were built. (Wikipedia)

Many of the F-102s were transferred from the active duty Air Force to the Air National Guard by the mid-to-late 1960s. The 199th Fighter Squadron flew Deuces from 1960-1976, when the conversion to the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II began.

Thanks to Randall Lum for assistance identifying the equipment in the photograph.

“The Missiles the are AIM 4 Falcon, training missile used for load training for load crew also the one laying on the ground are 2.75 (FFAR), folding fin aircraft rocket. “

The Airmen sitting on the aircraft wings are the weapons load crews. Unfortunately, we can not identify any of them because of the size of the photograph.

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