Convair F-106B "Delta Dart"

• The F-106's were produced as Mach-2 interceptors from 1956 to 1961 and were used by the U.S. Air Force to protect U.S. air space.
• From 1980 to 1986, the F-106B on display was purposely flown into thunderstorms to conduct lightning research.
• It was struck by lightning 700 times.
• Its coke bottle shape, developed at the Langley Research Center, marks the revolutionary advancement in aircraft design that attributed to attaining supersonic speed in level flight.