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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA3105
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger Diecast Model
USAF 431st FIS Red Devils, Zarazoga AB, Spain, 1962

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger   11.25"   6.25"

The 431st Fighter Squadron (Red Devils) was activated on May 14, 1943 and was inactivated on 1 April 1949. On September 11, 1952 they were re-designated 431st Fighter Interceptor Squadron and re-activated November 1, 1952 at Selfridge AFB, Michigan. They remained here until June 23, 1953 when they transferred to Wheelus AB in Libya. The 431st FIS were stationed in Libya until September 1958 then moved with their F-86Ds to Zaragoza AB, Spain. On September 28, 1960 the 431st FIS transitioned to the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger. On May 18, 1964 they returned to the U.S. and George AFB, California where on April 23, 1965 they traded the F-102 for the F-4C Phantom II and were again re-designated 431st TFS. The squadron would be re-designated 3 more time before being in-activated on June 30, 1992.

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger

The F-102 was first flown on October 24, 1953. This aircraft was the USAF's first delta-wing fighter, and was also the USAF's first operational supersonic interceptor. Its primary mission was to intercept Soviet bombers, though it was also used as a bomber escort and ground attack aircraft during the Vietnam War. F-102s served with the USAF until the mid to late 1960s, when many of them were transferred to the US Air National Guard. By 1973, many F-102s were being used as target drones for testing the Patriot missile system, and the type was officially retired from service in 1976.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale F-102 Delta Dagger is a quality model with many fine features, skillfully designed and manufactured with modern techniques. The hinged canopy opens to reveal a pad-printed instrument panel and radar screen. The speed brake can be configured in the deployed position, and the landing gear and gear doors are constructed as subassemblies for quick and easy ground configuration. The solid metal wing is masterfully recreated with downturned leading edges, raised wingtips, razor thin wing fences and removable fuel tanks. The three segmented weapons bays are constructed as a one-piece subassembly, and the six Falcon missiles feature finely detailed trapeze mounts.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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