The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft for the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s. Designed as the so-called "Ultimate Interceptor", it has proven to be the last dedicated interceptor in USAF service to date. It was gradually retired during the 1980s, with the QF-106 drone conversions of the aircraft being used until 1998. After many were expended in that program most of the remaining handful were sunk in the Florida Gulf to form an artificial reef for fish.
By kjfitz @ 2009-11-23 13:19:07