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Acutally that was an ASAT. Don't think they ever even flight tested it. (The picture names are a bit of a give away ;) )

"In 1971, with the demise of program 437 looming in the future, the Air Force proposed project SPIKE. SPIKE would use a non-nuclear missile launched from an F-106 fighter plane to destroy enemy satellites. The project had it's funding completely cut off in FY 1973. "

http://blizzard.rwic.und.edu/~nordlie/papers/asat.html

High Frontier: The U.S. Air Force and the Military Space Program

"In 1971, the air-launched ASAT concept re-emerged with a proposal for Project SPIKE. The concept featured an F-106 interceptor carrying a Standard Anti-radar Homing Missile with a small second stage and a terminal homing vehicle. (Sounds like SM-3 in configuration sans booster - 30 years earlier.) The ensemble incorporated a target seeker, horizon sensors and an on-board computer. The payload could be either a small nuclear or high-explosive warhead, or a photographic package. Although SPIKE was not developed, it established the basic design features that would be used."
 

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Seeing how they were both based on Standard ARM so they'd resemble each other it could be related to either or both. The top picture shows a bank of cameras mounted under the F-106 for filming seperation. The paint scheme resembles Standard ARM the most so it's likely they just pulled one of those off the shelf for the testing.
 

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My dears,

can we consider this drawing as a project to F-106 with camber wing ?.
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19710064984_1971064984.pdf
 

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intresting

F-106 with 2 engine
and a Bomber wen this stick under plane is a B-61 nuke
 

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head-on view of the second drawing is reminiscent of the Kingfish :p
 

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Is this a real project ?
http://www.lorrey.biz/x-106/conversion.html
 

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Matej said:
What about this one? With three engines (!), but not any info available :(
May be,it help.
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19710009891_1971009891.pdf
 

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Michel Van said:
and a Bomber wen this stick under plane is a B-61 nuke
Nope, that'd be an AGM-69.
 

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hesham said:
Matej said:
What about this one? With three engines (!), but not any info available :(
May be,it help.
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19710009891_1971009891.pdf
Yes, it seems to be the explanation of my original picture. Nice find.
 

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Regarding the F-106E/F and F-106X I am trying to understand the differences and origins.

The F-106X was the "ultimate" development of the interceptor including redesigned intakes, canards, new engines, a larger radome housing a much more capable radar, avionics upgrades, and capability to launch new AAMs. This was proposed as an alternative to the F-12 .

The F-106E/F was a final proposal by Convair after the F-12 was canceled and utilized the same airframe as the F-106A/B, but with an improved radar, avionics, and AIM-47 capability. Proposed alongside a version of the F-14 for the USAF and the A-5 derived NR-349.
 

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ISTR that the Detail and Scale book on the F-106 included details on the F-106C/D and E/F efforts as well as a study on fitting the F-15's radar and fire control.
 

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elmayerle said:
ISTR that the Detail and Scale book on the F-106 included details on the F-106C/D and E/F efforts as well as a study on fitting the F-15's radar and fire control.
Not so. Just checked and it's only the F-106A and F-106B. No extras...
 

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Advanced F-106
Quoting from my own blog:

A 1956 concept for a derivative/modification of the Convair F-106, equipped with canards, entirely new inlets, a noticably larger nose (housing a larger 40" radar), an infra-red seeker at the top of the vertical fin and a weapons load of a single massive Convair "Sky Scorcher" missile. The idea seems to have been that the Soviets would sends waves of supersonic bombers tightly packed into groups which could be blasted out of the sky with two-megaton-yield nuclear air-to-air missiles.

Not much seems to be publicly known about the "Sky Scorcher." The drawing below depicting the missile may or may not be accurate in the details... no fins are shown, so either the depiction is vague and handwavy, or steering was accomplished by means of thrust vectoring or movable flaps on the aft conical flare. Also unclear is whether the missile was guided or not... normally you'd think that an air-to-air missiles, especially one witha nuclear warhead, would be guided to the target, but the one nuclear air-to-air missile that the US did field (the AIR-2 "Genie") was unguided. When you're chucking megaton nukes into large flocks of bombers, I guess precision isn't important.

The Sky Scorcher was a substantial missile. Weighing 3400 pounds, when launched at Mach 2/55,000 feet it could cover its 125 mile range in 200 seconds. For continental defence, a force of 80 Advanced F-106's would lob 14 Sky Scorcher missiles into the incoming waves of Soviet supersonic bombers, blasting some directly out of the sky, and forcing others to split off. The remaining bombers would be picked off by the remaining Advanced F-106s, which would carry a weapons load of four Falcon missiles and one Genie each.
If'n ya want the drawings of the Advanced F-106 and the Sky Scorcher, yer just gonna have to go look at my blog. Ya mooches.
http://up-ship.com/blog/
 

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Hi folks,
just found 3 pictures at the at the SDASM Archives showing a wind-tunnel model of an advanced F-106.

Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/4559821156/in/photostream/
This project might be a F-106X predecessor. A model is shown and written about it in the book "American Secret Projects: Fighters & Interceptors 1945-1978".

Source: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2954.msg23920.html#msg23920
Unfortunatly I don't have a copy so far, so can someone please give me quick a short summary of text & picture caption?
Update Autumn 2011: I have now a copy, the real paperback, not a PDF. :D
Thanks in advance!
 

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EDIT: Artwork taken from The Unwanted Blog and removed

Lowther, Scott. "Advanced F-106/Sky Scorcher". The Unwanted Blog. November 13th, 2009.
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=4514
 

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I just recently got my copy of APR V3N2 which has an article about the F-106 transport version. A question that I didn't see an answer to in the article. Any idea if it was to be able to still carry drop tanks? My guess is that it would. I'm thinking of building a model of the "CF-106" or maybe it'd be "VF-106" & have it bare aluminum with maybe a white nose cone & white area over the pax compartment with SAC markings.
 

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Orionblamblam,
in your post from November 06, 2008 ("Now *these* are F-106 projects") you show three F-106 concepts. I am especially interested in the middle one which is not mentioned in Tony Buttler´s book (American Secret Projects - Fighters). Do you have additional informations regarding this one? Is it covered in one of your Aerospace Project Reviews?
 

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FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN F-106 AIRCRAFT FOR NONAXISYMMETRIC NOZZLE FLIGHT RESEARCH

http://www.f-106deltadart.com/nasa/Airbreathing%20Propulsion/Feasibility%20Study%20F-106%20Non-axisymmetric%20Nozzle%20Flight%20Research.pdf
 

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XP67_Moonbat said:
It's in Japanese. But it's where I found these.

http://www.afwing.com/intro/f102/f102-13.htm
Huh... These are photos of an F-102B engineering model in my collection, that I took many years ago. Didn't know they were "out there".

The model is interesting, in that it can be arranged into mission-specific configurations, including photo-recon, etc. The Genie missile is listed as a "Ding-Dong" on the parts inventory...
 

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Why was it named Ding Dong? The witch is dead? It melted the target?

It has nothing to do with the Hostess chocolate snack cake, which was introduced in 1967.
 

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Ding Dong was one of the codenames associated with Genie early on.

Although the correlation with a dead/melted target is pretty hilarious ;D
 

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Hi,


from the book; Convair Deltas,the canard F-106.
 

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Just uploaded today and fits well to blackkites posted pictures. :)
NASA 816 and NASA 616 Research Planes (Convair F-106)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6aRvER8TbM
This video is a compilation of three titles. The NASA 816 (Langley) and NASA 616 (Lewis and Langley) served as a research aircraft for NASA Langley Research Center and NASA Lewis, now Glenn Research Center, for 30 years.


The first clip show propulsion system research at Lewis between 1966 and 1979. This aircraft was eventually sent to NASA Langley and used for vortex flap research. That research at NASA Langley is covered in the third clip in a program which ran from 1986-1991.


The second clip is of storm hazard research at NASA Langley from 1979-1991. Although commonly referred to as the lightening strike program, the program actually covered much more.


For more on the F-106 research at NASA Langley, see http://crgis.ndc.nasa.gov/historic/F-106.


NASA Langley film #6544.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6aRvER8TbM
 

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