These Navigational light lenses and retaining rings were removed from a Convair F-106 Delta Dart. The F-106 was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft of the United States Air Force from the 1960s through to the 1980s and it was considered the “Ultimate Interceptor”. The Delta Dart was fast – on December 15th 1959 Major Joseph Rogers set a world speed record in the F-106 of just under 1526 mph and later that year Charles E Myers flew the same model interceptor at 1544 mph. The F-106 wing tip navigational lights are circular. The forward 2/3 of the lens is tinted red or green, with the aft 1/3 being clear. I removed these items my self so I know for a fact they came off of an F-106 Delta Dart – and this is an item you very rarely if ever see for sale. Part of what made the F-106 so special was its performance. It had a maximum speed of 1525 mph at 40,000 or Mach 2.3, a service ceiling of 57,000 feet, and it could climb at 29,000 feet per minute… There are no cracks on these lenses and there is a little bit of minor corrosion on the retaining rings. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Militaria (Date Unknown)\Air Force”. The seller is “b52parts” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Theme: Militaria
- Type: Jet Part
- Force: Air Force