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McChord AFB in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Convair F-106A Delta Dart

S/N 56-0459

 

“Six”

 
Convail F-106A Delta Dart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
1. Convail F-106A Delta Dart Marker
Inscription. F-106A S/N 56-0459 was the primary aircraft flown during USAF's World Speed Record operation named "Project Firewall". Piloting another F-106, Capt. Joe Rogers set the record of 1595.95 MPH on 15 December 1959, a record that stands today for a single engine aircraft. In the 60's and 70's, the 318th FIS was the first F-106 unit to deploy to reinforce Alaskan (with the 498th FIS) and Korean airspace. In 1974, the "Green Dragons" were named as the USAF's Best Interceptor Squadron. F-106's flew from McChord with the 318th FIS (1960-1983), and 498th FIS (1963-1967).

Proudly Maintained by the McChord Air Museum
 
Erected by McChord Air Museum.
 
Location. 47° 7.869′ N, 122° 28.994′ W. Marker is in McChord AFB, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker is on Colonel Joe Jackson Boulevard north of 6th Street SW, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: McChord AFB WA 98438, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle (here, next to this marker); McDonnell CF-101F Voodoo (here, next to this marker); Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (here, next to this marker);
Convail F-106A Delta Dart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
2. Convail F-106A Delta Dart Marker
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger (a few steps from this marker); North American F-86D Sabre (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild C-82A Packet (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas TC-47D Skytrain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in McChord AFB.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - 318th FIS. (Submitted on May 27, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia - Convair F-106 Delta Dart. (Submitted on May 27, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
3. Wikipedia - McChord AFB. (Submitted on May 27, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
4. McChord Air Museum. (Submitted on May 27, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, Cold
 
Convail F-106A Delta Dart image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
3. Convail F-106A Delta Dart
Convail F-106A Delta Dart image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
4. Convail F-106A Delta Dart
Convail F-106A Delta Dart image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
5. Convail F-106A Delta Dart
Convail F-106A Delta Dart image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
6. Convail F-106A Delta Dart
Convail F-106A Delta Dart image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 19, 2011
7. Convail F-106A Delta Dart
318th FIS "Green Dragons" insignia image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 18, 2011
8. 318th FIS "Green Dragons" insignia
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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