Saturday, November 1, 2008


F-106 Delta Dart Aviation Art Print

Designed as a high altitude and high speed interceptor during the "Cold War", the F-106 Delta Dart was universally loved by all pilots who flew her. Known affectionately as "The Six", the Delta Dart still holds the official speed record for a single engine jet aircraft at 1525.96 MPH set by Major Joe Rogers in December of 1959. The F-106 featured an internal weapons bay in which the primary armament of AIM-4 Falcon missiles and AIR-2 "Genie" nuclear tipped rocket were carried. The Six served from 1959 to 1981 with the US Air Force and until 1988 with Air National Guard units. Prints are available in 16" x 24" and 11" x 14" sizes. This print and many other aviation art works are available through our website: http://www.markkarvon.com/. If you have any questions please contact us at: cbscharlotte@ctc.net

1 comment:

Arthur Eggers said...

This is one of the first pieces of your artwork that I saw. I enjoy this depiction of the Hughes AIM-4 Falcon being fired. The first missile system I was assigned to work on was the AIM-4D at George AFB, CA in 1972. The Falcon was a very clean missile and fun to work on. The AIM-4D Falcon was carried externally on the outboard pylons on the F-4 during the VietNam War, but proved to be too fragile to be carried effectively as an external store. It couldn't take the forces and typically tore apart during high turns. The seeker head would rip off the body. The other problem was the AIM-4 series missiles were designed to be carried internally on the F-102 and F-106 and fired as a salvo, firing multiple missiles at a time. Like a BB from a shotgun... you hoped one of the Falcons would find their mark! I left George AFB after two months and was sent to Korat Thailand. I never saw or worked on the AIM-4D again.