The primary mission of the F-102 "Delta Dagger" was to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft. It was the world's first supersonic all-weather jet interceptor and the  United States Air Force's (USAF) first operational delta-wing aircraft. The F-102 made its initial flight on October 24, 1953 and became operational with the Air Defense Command in 1956. At the peak of deployment in the late 1950's, F-102s equipped more than 25 ADC squadrons. Convair built 1,000 F-102s, 875 of which were F-102As. .Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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The primary mission of the F-102 "Delta Dagger" was to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft. It was the world's first supersonic all-weather jet interceptor and the United States Air Force's (USAF) first operational delta-wing aircraft. The F-102 made its initial flight on October 24, 1953 and became operational with the Air Defense Command in 1956. At the peak of deployment in the late 1950's, F-102s equipped more than 25 ADC squadrons. Convair built 1,000 F-102s, 875 of which were F-102As. .Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP

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Date: 28 Aug 2002
Location: United States of America
Credit: U.S. Air Force via CNP
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