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By Streck-Fu
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Yes, they conceived the idea but never executed. Convair, shortly after the Air Force took delivery of the F-106s in the late 50s, in an effort to increase sales in the potential corporate market, drew up a F-106 with the military equipment removed and replaced with 4 passenger seats.

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By fpena944
#65457
Seems like an incredibly tight fit for the passengers. But I guess supersonic speed has compromises.
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By Streck-Fu
#65460
@SeanR Several years ago, I bought a digital magazine that covered obscure aviation information and this was in an issue.

@fpena944 Sure they compared it to a Bonanza but I bet it felt cramped after the first hour.
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By Scott at Team Harco
#65497
fpena944 wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:39 am Seems like an incredibly tight fit for the passengers. But I guess supersonic speed has compromises.
Yeah - but it would certainly be one hell of a ride. :rockon:

Not the same plane, but not far off...

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By fpena944
#65517
Scott at Team Harco wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:22 pm
fpena944 wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:39 am Seems like an incredibly tight fit for the passengers. But I guess supersonic speed has compromises.
Yeah - but it would certainly be one hell of a ride. :rockon:

Not the same plane, but not far off...

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The first aviation themed model I built as a kid was an F-106. Strange coincidence, eh?
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By Streck-Fu
#65520
Scott at Team Harco wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:22 pm
fpena944 wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:39 am Seems like an incredibly tight fit for the passengers. But I guess supersonic speed has compromises.
Yeah - but it would certainly be one hell of a ride. :rockon:

Not the same plane, but not far off...
The F-102, older brother to the 106.
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By Scott at Team Harco
#65529
Streck-Fu wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:59 pm
Scott at Team Harco wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:22 pm
fpena944 wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:39 am Seems like an incredibly tight fit for the passengers. But I guess supersonic speed has compromises.
Yeah - but it would certainly be one hell of a ride. :rockon:

Not the same plane, but not far off...
The F-102, older brother to the 106.
Correct. I had to do some research to verify. I'm not sure they had an F-106 at March Field.
There would likely be a photo in my collection, it there were.
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By Streck-Fu
#65530
Close enough... :)

The easiest way to tell them apart is the location of the intakes. The F-102 has them inline with the wing chord and forward of the cockpit and the F-106 has the higher than the wing cord and behind the cockpit.
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By ny991
#65833
Sign me up! I’ll take a quick round trip ticket and buy dinner for the pilot!
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By 911Königin
#104396
^^^Around these parts, it is called the "$100.00 burger!" Interesting that they compared it to a Bonanza :cool:
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By SeaCay
#208902
FANG still had them as alert interceptors at Homestead when I first went there in late 1986. Wiki says they cashed-in in March of '86, but they were still there and operational in September '86, and at least a few months after. Perhaps the other Florida ANG detachments received their F-16's before Homestead. The Homestead det had near routine scrambles to the south for druggies crossing the ADIZ. Was cool to watch the 106's (and later 16's) climb out on full burner as far as one could see.
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