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Our QF-106A tags are a second edition of our origianl F-106 tags. They were cut from left over skin from the original run. These tags have gotten a full makeover and now commemorate this aircraft's history after its conversion from an F-106B to a QF-106A. 


Known as the “Ultimate Interceptor,” or simply ”The Six,” the Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the United States Air Force’s primary interceptor through much of the Cold War era. After its retirement in the 1980s, some airframes were converted into Target Drones under the Pacer Six program. These aircraft were capable of being flown remotely or with a pilot.


The F-106 was designed without a gun and carried all its weapons housed in internal bays. Its primary role was to intercept and shoot down enemy bombers with its air-to-air missiles. Although its employment in Vietnam was considered, the aircraft never saw combat.


Aircraft 57-2517 was an F-106B. The B variants were combat capable 2-seat aircraft that could carry the same armament as the single seat A variant. It served with the Montana Air National Guard through much of its life. After its retirement from the ANG, the airframe was converted into a QF-106 target drone. These drones were easily recognizable by their orange wing tips and vertical stabilizer. While being piloted on a ferry flight, aircraft 57-2517 suffered a landing mishap and was subsequently written off.


This tag was cut from the top of the vertical stabilizer of aircraft 57-2517. Before this aircraft was scrapped, many of its components were used to restore static museum display aircraft.


The QF-106A tags are composite and are offered in a single variant: Orange. All tags are laser etched and they come on a card that features art by Ryan Quickfall. Only 200 tags are available. 

QF-106A Delta Dart 57-2517 Vertical Stabilizer Tag

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