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By Streck-Fu
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Yes, they conceived the idea but never executed. Convair, shortly after the Air Force took delivery of the F-106s in the late 50s, in an effort to increase sales in the potential corporate market, drew up a F-106 with the military equipment removed and replaced with 4 passenger seats.

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By Streck-Fu
#65460
@SeanR Several years ago, I bought a digital magazine that covered obscure aviation information and this was in an issue.

@fpena944 Sure they compared it to a Bonanza but I bet it felt cramped after the first hour.
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By Scott at Team Harco
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fpena944 wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:39 am Seems like an incredibly tight fit for the passengers. But I guess supersonic speed has compromises.
Yeah - but it would certainly be one hell of a ride. :rockon:

Not the same plane, but not far off...

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By fpena944
#65517
Scott at Team Harco wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:22 pm
fpena944 wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:39 am Seems like an incredibly tight fit for the passengers. But I guess supersonic speed has compromises.
Yeah - but it would certainly be one hell of a ride. :rockon:

Not the same plane, but not far off...

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The first aviation themed model I built as a kid was an F-106. Strange coincidence, eh?
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By Streck-Fu
#65520
Scott at Team Harco wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:22 pm
fpena944 wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:39 am Seems like an incredibly tight fit for the passengers. But I guess supersonic speed has compromises.
Yeah - but it would certainly be one hell of a ride. :rockon:

Not the same plane, but not far off...
The F-102, older brother to the 106.
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By Scott at Team Harco
#65529
Streck-Fu wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:59 pm
Scott at Team Harco wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:22 pm
fpena944 wrote: Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:39 am Seems like an incredibly tight fit for the passengers. But I guess supersonic speed has compromises.
Yeah - but it would certainly be one hell of a ride. :rockon:

Not the same plane, but not far off...
The F-102, older brother to the 106.
Correct. I had to do some research to verify. I'm not sure they had an F-106 at March Field.
There would likely be a photo in my collection, it there were.
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By Streck-Fu
#65530
Close enough... :)

The easiest way to tell them apart is the location of the intakes. The F-102 has them inline with the wing chord and forward of the cockpit and the F-106 has the higher than the wing cord and behind the cockpit.

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