Special Aircraft Service

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 7   Go Down

Author Topic: F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.3 - 20181006  (Read 14996 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

4S_Vega

  • Modder
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3719
F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.3 - 20181006
« on: June 14, 2017, 04:54:30 AM »

CONVAIR F102 DELTA DAGGER
A SEXY COLD WAR DELTA WING INTERCEPTOR BY GIO

V1.3 Log
Quote
- Java/FM update for realistic cruise speed/fuel consumption
- fixed deoptanks drag
- fixed fuel indicator with real plane fuel


Patch 1.2
Quote
Fixed takeoff behaviour, new FM & Java


2 variants, early and late model.
For both, missiles AIM-4 falcon && unguided rocket in bay, you had to open it to shoot!

Early model: M-3 radar system.

Late: IRST system and more powerful M-10 radar

wiki
Quote
On 8 October 1948, the board of senior officers of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) made recommendations that the service organize a competition for a new interceptor scheduled to enter service in 1954; as such, the all-new design would initially be dubbed the "1954 Ultimate Interceptor".Four months later, on 4 February 1949, the USAF approved the recommendation and prepared to hold the competition the following year. In November 1949, the Air Force decided that the new aircraft would be built around a fire-control system (FCS). The FCS was to be designed before the airframe to ensure compatibility. The airframe and FCS together were called the weapon system.


In January 1950, the USAF Air Materiel Command issued request for proposals (RFPs) to 50 companies for the FCS, of which 18 responded. By May, the list was revised downward to 10. Meanwhile, a board at the U.S. Department of Defense headed by Major General Gordon P. Saville reviewed the proposals, and distributed some to the George E. Valley-led Air Defense Engineering Committee. Following recommendations by the committee to the Saville Board, the proposals were further reduced to two competitors, Hughes Aircraft and North American Aviation. Although the Valley Committee thought it was best to award the contract to both companies, Hughes was chosen by Saville and his team on 2 October 1950.

Proposals for the airframe were issued on 18 June 1950, and in January 1951 six manufacturers responded. On 2 July 1954, three companies, Convair, Republic and Lockheed won the right to build a mockup. Until then, Convair had done research into delta-winged aircraft, experimenting with different designs, two of which fell under the name P-92. Of the three, the best design was to win the production contract under the name "Project MX-1554". In the end, Convair emerged as the victor with its design, designated "XF-102", after Lockheed dropped out and Republic built only a mockup.  The development of three different designs was too expensive and in November, only Convair was allowed to continue with its Model 8-80. To speed development, it was proposed to equip the prototypes and pre-production aircraft with the less-powerful Westinghouse J40 turbojet. Continued delays to the J67 and MA-1 (formerly "MX-1179") FCS led to the decision to place an interim aircraft with the J40 and a simpler fire control system (dubbed "E-9") into production as the F-102A. The failure of the J40 led to the Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojet with afterburner, rated with 10,000 pounds-force (44 kN) of thrust[10] being substituted for the prototypes and F-102As. This aircraft was intended to be temporary, pending the development of the F-102B, which would employ the more advanced Curtiss-Wright J67, a licensed derivative of the Bristol-Siddeley Olympus which was still in development. The F-102B would later evolve to become the F-106A, dubbed the "Ultimate Interceptor".

The prototype YF-102 made its first flight on 23 October 1953, at Edwards AFB, but was lost in an accident nine days later. The second aircraft flew on 11 January 1954, confirming a dismal performance. Transonic drag was much higher than expected, and the aircraft was limited to Mach 0.98 (i.e. subsonic), with a ceiling of 48,000 ft (14,630 m), far below the requirements.

To solve the problem and save the F-102, Convair embarked on a major redesign, incorporating the recently discovered area rule, while at the same time simplifying production and maintenance. The redesign entailed lengthening the fuselage by 11 ft (3.35 m), being "pinched" at the midsection (dubbed the "Coke Bottle configuration"), with two large fairings on either side of the engine nozzle, with revised intakes and a new, narrower canopy. A more powerful model of the J57 was fitted, and the aircraft structure was lightened.

The first revised aircraft, designated YF-102A flew on 20 December 1954, 118 days after the redesign started, exceeding Mach 1 the next day.[17] The revised design demonstrated a speed of Mach 1.22 and a ceiling of 53,000 ft (16,154 m). These improvements were sufficient for the Air Force to allow production of the F-102, with a new production contract signed in March 1954.

The production F-102A had the Hughes MG-3 fire control system, later upgraded in service to the MG-10. It had a three-segment internal weapons bay under the fuselage for air-to-air missiles. Initial armament was three pairs of GAR-1/2/3/4 (Later re-designated as AIM-4) Falcon missiles, which included both infrared homing and semi-active radar homing variants. The doors of the two forward bays each had tubes for 12 FFARs (for a total of 24) with initially 2 in (5.1 cm) being fitted and later 2.75 in (70 mm) replacing them. The F-102 was later upgraded to allow the carrying of up to two GAR-11/AIM-26 Nuclear Falcon missiles in the center bay. The larger size of this weapon required redesigned center bay doors with no rocket tubes. Plans were considered to fit the MB-1 Genie nuclear rocket to the design, but although a Genie was test fired from a YF-102A in May 1956, it was never adopted.

The F-102 received several major modifications during its operational lifetime, with most airframes being retrofitted with infrared search/tracking systems, radar warning receivers, transponders, backup artificial horizons, and improvements to the fire control system. A proposed close-support version (never built) would have incorporated, in addition, an internal Gatling gun, an extra two hardpoints for bombs (in addition to the two underwing pylons for drop tanks that were fitted to all production F-102s), bigger internal fuel tanks, and an in-flight-refueling probe.


The aircraft was designed with side-by-side seating to facilitate pilot training, a popular concept in the 1950s (also used with the American Cessna T-37, British Hawker Hunter T.7 and English Electric Lightning T.4, among others). This required a redesign of the cockpit and nose incorporating a set of vortex generators on the top of the cockpit to prevent flow separation under certain circumstances, and repositioning of the intake ducts. Despite the many changes, the aircraft was combat-capable, although this variant was predictably slower, reaching only subsonic speeds in level flight.

The numerous inherent design and technical limitations of the F-102 led to a proposed successor, initially known as the F-102B "Ultimate Interceptor". The improved design, in which the proposed Curtiss-Wright J67 jet engine was eventually replaced by a Pratt & Whitney J75, underwent so many aerodynamic changes (including variable-geometry inlets) that it essentially became an entirely new aircraft and hence was redesignated and produced as the F-106 Delta Dart. Convair would also use a delta wing design in the Mach 2 class Convair B-58 Hustler bomber.

The first operational service of the F-102A was with the 327th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron at George Air Force Base, in April 1956, and eventually a total of 889 F-102As were built, production ending in September 1958.[23] TF-102s and F-102s were used in the 1960s by the Air Defense Command (ADC) at Perrin AFB, Texas to train new F-102 pilots. They also provided platform training on flight characteristics of delta-winged aircraft for pilots who were destined to fly the B-58 Hustler bomber for the Strategic Air Command (SAC).

The F-102's official name, "Delta Dagger", was never used in common parlance, with the aircraft being universally known as the "Deuce." The TF-102 was known as the "Tub" because of its wider fuselage with side-by-side twin seating.


During the time the F-102A was in service, several new wing designs were used to experiment with the application of increased conical camber to the wings. Ultimately, a design was selected that actually increased elevon area, reduced takeoff speed, improved the supersonic L/D ratio and increased the aircraft's ceiling to 56,000 ft (17,069 m). A modification was required to the landing gear doors due to the wing redesign.

The Air Defense Command had F-102 Delta Daggers in service in 1960 and the type continued to serve in large numbers with both Air Force and Air National Guard units well into the 1970s. George W. Bush, later President of the United States, flew the F-102 in the 147th Fighter Interceptor Group based at Ellington AFB in Houston, Texas as part of his Texas Air National Guard service from 1968 to 1972.


The F-102 served in Vietnam, flying fighter patrols and serving as bomber escorts. A total of 14 aircraft were lost in Vietnam: one to air-to-air combat, several to ground fire and the remainder to accidents.

Initially, F-102 detachments began to be sent to bases in Southeast Asia in 1962 after radar contacts detected by ground radars were thought to possibly be North Vietnamese Il-28 "Beagle" bombers – considered to be a credible threat in that time period. The F-102s were sent to Thailand and other nearby countries to intercept these aircraft if they threatened South Vietnam.

Later on, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress strikes, codenamed "Arc Light", were escorted by F-102s based in the theater. It was during one of these missions that an F-102 was shot down by a North Vietnamese Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 using an AA-2 Atoll heat-seeking missile. The MiGs approached undetected, and one of the F-102s was hit by an air-to-air missile, which did not explode immediately, but remained lodged in the aft end of the aircraft, causing stability problems. As the pilot reported the problem to his wingman, the wingman observed the damaged Delta Dagger explode in midair, killing the pilot.[26] This was the only air-to-air loss for the F-102 during the Vietnam War. The other F-102 pilot fired AIM-4 missiles at the departing MiG-21s, but no hit was recorded.

The F-102 was employed in the air-to-ground role with limited success, although neither the aircraft nor the training for its pilots were designed for that role. The 509th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron's Deuces arrived at Da Nang Air Base, 4 August 1964 from Clark Air Base, Philippines. The interceptor was equipped with 24 2.75 in (70 mm) FFARs in the fuselage bay doors. These could be used to good effect against various types of North Vietnamese targets in daylight. At night it proved less dangerous to use heat-seeking Falcon missiles in conjunction with the F-102's nose-mounted IRST (Infrared Search & Track) on nighttime harassment raids along the Ho Chi Minh trail. Some F-102As were configured to accommodate a single AIM-26 Super Falcon in each side bay in lieu of the two conventional AIM-4 Falcons. Operations with both the F-102A and TF-102A two-seaters (which were used in a Forward Air Control role because its two seats and 2.75 in/70 mm rockets offered good versatility for the mission) continued in Vietnam until 1968 when all F-102s were returned to the United States.


credits
Quote
Gio963tto: all 3d works
Benitomuso: FM debug tools
Vega: FM and Java

WARNING!! TO RUN THIS MOD YOU NEED:


JET ERA
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,15649.0.html

COMMON UTILS
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=40490.0

WEAPONS PACK VER. 1.3
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,48603.0.html

SAS Engine MOD 2.7.1 western Full-pack
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,52489.0.html

WESTERN WEAPONS PACK GENERATION 2016
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,53426.0.html

F-16 BY RANWERS
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,54452.0.html

air.ini
Quote
F-102A_Early    air.F_102A_Early          NOINFO  usa01 SUMMER
F-102A         air.F_102A                            NOINFO  usa01 SUMMER

plane
Quote
F-102A_Early     F-102A Delta Dagger, 1956
F-102A           F-102A Delta Dagger, 1960


Download link
http://www.mediafire.com/file/fbw1dgd4xkx49te/F-102_V1.3_20181006.rar/file

Skins by Fly!
https://www.mediafire.com/?ib039ymnzviuabi


Logged

Gaston

  • Modder
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2385
Re: F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.0 - 20170614
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 04:59:47 AM »

Woaw !

50s-60s are becoming more and more gorgeous !

Hope these birds will find a place in BAT !
Logged

nadvgia

  • Apprentice vaga
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 118
  • Like a Mig-15 on Steroids!
Re: F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.0 - 20170614
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 05:14:56 AM »

Wtf didn't see that coming  ;D really wanna see how that bird fly! I simply love early jets, many thanks Vega!
Logged

kirk1965

  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 177
  • Infinite diversities with infinite combinations
Re: F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.0 - 20170614
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2017, 07:15:44 AM »

Fixe!!(Supimpa, Uaw, Oba, Prima...) Thanks
Logged

urmel

  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 381
Re: F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.0 - 20170614
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 07:41:14 AM »

Many Thanks 4S_Vega,fantastic Jet!!!
Logged

Ace

  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 258
Re: F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.0 - 20170614
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2017, 08:01:05 AM »

Nice, Thanks Guys!!! :D :D
Logged

SAS~Storebror

  • Editor
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 15665
  • Ask me if I care.
    • Friendly Fire isn't.
Re: F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.0 - 20170614
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2017, 08:03:07 AM »

Nice, thanks for sharing!

Best regards - Mike
Logged
Learn. Challenge. Improve. In loving memory of the times when I cared...

steven197106

  • Art Director
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1512
Re: F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.0 - 20170614
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2017, 09:17:25 AM »

Very nice, Thank you :P
Logged

SAS~vampire_pilot

  • SAS Team
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2727
  • The man of a million fixes
Re: F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.0 - 20170614
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2017, 09:46:07 AM »

Logged

Ivan-le-Rouge

  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 310
Re: F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.0 - 20170614
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2017, 09:52:22 AM »

An unexpected surprise but a very pleasant one. Thanks for this nice bird!
Logged

jet otoko

  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10
Re: F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.0 - 20170614
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2017, 10:24:37 AM »

and now we need soviet bombers to intercept ;)
loading AIR-2 would be great!
Logged

4S_Vega

  • Modder
  • member
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3719
Re: F-102 Delta Dagger by Gio963tto - V1.0 - 20170614
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2017, 11:59:20 AM »

and now we need soviet bombers to intercept ;)

Here you can find IL-28, Tu-4, Tu-95, Tu-142 and a franken Tu-16  ;)
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 7   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.036 seconds with 25 queries.