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Near Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

F-106B • “Delta Dart”

Convair

 
 
F-106B • “Delta Dart” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 21, 2012
1. F-106B • “Delta Dart” Marker
Inscription. The F-106 Delta Dart had a long and illustrious career at Edwards AFB. The prototype A-model made its first flight here on 26 Dec 56. On 15 Dec 59, Col Joe Rogers piloted as F-106 A to a world speed record of 1,525.695 mph (Mach 2.41) here. In Apr 58, the first two-seat F-106B completed its maiden flight here and later served as an ejection seat test vehicle at the AFFTC’s 6511th Test Group at El Centro NAS, Ca. During the 1960s, F-106s were stationed at Edwards as a detachment of the 329th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at George AFB. This aircraft is displayed in 329th markings because it was assigned to that unit for a short time in the early 1960s. The AFFTC Museum acquired the aircraft in 2003 after it had been in storage at Davis-Monthan AFB for many years. It was previously flown in the drone program at Tyndall AFB, Fl. Restoration was faithfully completed by the men and women of the 412th Equipment Maintenance Squadron with paint applied by the squadron’s Corrosion Control Shop.

On Loan from the National Museum of the USAF
 
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Museum.
 
Location. 34° 52.277′ N, 117° 59.438′ W. Marker is near Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached
F-106B • “Delta Dart” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 21, 2012
2. F-106B • “Delta Dart” Marker
from South Rosamond Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in Century Circle Air Force Flight Test Center outside of the West Main Gate of Edwards AFB, Ca. Marker is in this post office area: Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F-105D • “Thunderchief” (a few steps from this marker); F-104A • “Starfighter” (within shouting distance of this marker); TF-102A • “Delta Dagger” (within shouting distance of this marker); YF-100A “Super Sabre” (within shouting distance of this marker); F-101B • “Voodoo” (within shouting distance of this marker); YC-15 (within shouting distance of this marker); YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 (approx. 4.8 miles away); NF-4C - "Phantom II" (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
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F-106B • “Delta Dart” and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 21, 2012
3. F-106B • “Delta Dart” and Marker
The Convair - "Delta Dart" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 21, 2012
4. The Convair - "Delta Dart"
The Knight's Dart image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 4, 2012
5. The Knight's Dart
Restored by the men and women of the 412 Equipment Maintenance Squadron Knights October 2005
Century Circle Air Force Flight Test Center image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 4, 2012
6. Century Circle Air Force Flight Test Center
Air Traffic Control Tower Cab image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 21, 2012
7. Air Traffic Control Tower Cab
It was decommissioned in 1987 and was used in the movie the "The Right Stuff."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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