I have long loved the angular shape of the Delta Dagger – the sleek lines and internal missile bays were just so cool and the sharp nose and sharper canopy just ooze 60’s sex appeal (if that can be attributed to a jet?) Now in 1/72 Meng show us their new kit that captures the lines of this cold war interceptor very well – let’s look at the Daggers they have made in our preview…
F-102A Delta Dagger, designed and manufactured by Convair，was the first supersonic all-weather interceptor and also the world's first aircraft applied the 'Area Rule'. There were two different wings for the F-102As: the 'Case X' and 'Case XX' wings. The F-102As were mainly deployed in North American, while a small number of them were deployed in overseas bases during its service. F-102As also served in Vietnam War. After being retired from USAF, a part of F-102 aircrafts were transferred to the United States Air National Guard, others were sold to Greece and Turkey.
1/72 scale plastic model kit of F-102A Delta Dagger is 289mm in total length and 161mm in width. It offers several strictly verified painting options, the best assembly and precise fit. The weapons bay can be built either open or closed. Built-in missile pylons are retractable. The cockpit is detailed and its canopy can also be built either open or closed. The exhaust nozzle is precise. Accurate model lines completely reproduce the perfect shape of the Area-ruled F-102A aircraft. Besides, the landing gears and airbrakes can be built either open or closed as well.
Fuselage, Main Wings And Nose Of F-102A Are Accurately Modelled.
Unique And Slender Fuselage Is Perfectly Represented within the Size Of 289mm.
Feature Of Real Aircraft Is Truly Reproduced With Big Delta “Case X” Wings.
Wheel Wells And Weapons Bay As Well As The Landing Gears Are Also Precisely Reproduced. Two Weapon Options Are Provided In The Kit.
The Canopy Can Be Assembled In Open Option to Better Show Highly Represented Cockpit Details.
Engine Exhaust Nozzle Offers Strong Sense of Reality. Airbrakes Can Be Assembled In Open Or Closed Position.
The Model Can Be Painted With Three-Color Camouflage Of Southeast Asia.
Three Painting Options Are Provided In The Kit.
6 Grey Sprues And 1 Clear Sprue Are Included In The Kit.
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