ConvairThe F-102 was developed from the Convair XF-92 delta wing research aircraft of the late 1940s and the prototype made its initial flight in October 1953 at Edwards AFB. It became operational with the Air Defense Command in 1956. At the peak of deployment in the late 1950s, F-102s equipped more than 25 ADC squadrons. Convair built 1,000 F-102s, 889 of which were F-102As. The USAF also bought 111 TF-102As as combat trainers with side-by-side seating. The TF-102A completed its maiden flight at Edwards on 8 November 1955. The TF-105A was considerably slower than the F-102A, only reaching subsonic speeds in level flight. Pilots that flew the aircraft nicknamed it the "Tub."
|Placed By||Air Force Flight Test Museum|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 5:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 409441 N 3859176|
|Decimal Degrees||34.87091667, -117.99083333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 52.255', W 117° 59.45'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 52' 15.30" N, 117° 59' 27.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1099 Rosamond Blvd, Eden CA 83325, US|
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