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F-106 Delta Dart

2.31 Mach

The Convair F-106 was developed by the US Air Force as a dedicated, all-weather interceptor in the late 50's. Among pilots the F-106 was beloved for its exceptional performance. During the Vietnam War it was briefly considered for development, but these plans never materialized. The F-106 was phased out by the late 80's and replaced with the more versatile F-14. Unit cost: $21 million, inflation adjusted.