Written by the military aviation historian Levent Başara, this book tells the short story of the “F-102 Delta Dagger” in the Turkish Air Force.
Prepared in Turkish and English, the book is 76 pages in full color. It includes around 280 photographs (most of which have not been published before) from the Turkish Air Force archives and from private collections both in Turkey and abroad. The details of the air defence sorties performed by the F-102s over Aegean Sea in 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation is the most interesting part of the book. The information given shows that F-102s successfully completed the interception missions. In another chapter, the writer tells about the reasons of the early retirement of the Delta Daggers. Beautiful drawings of the F-102s in different colors were also given to help modelers. Finally, at the back of the book, the serials numbers of all F-102 Delta Dagger aircraft that entered the Turkish Air Force inventory gives the aviation enthusiasts and researchers a valuable reference. F-102 Delta Dagger in Turkish Air Force is the third book of the series which will follow the other types of fighter aircraft flown by the Turkish Air Force.
- Development of the F-102
- The Introduction of the F-102 to the Turkish Air Force
- Pilot Selection and Training
- The F-102 in Cyprus Peace Operation
- Decommissioning of the F-102
- The Surviving F-102s
- Miscellaneous F-102 Photos
- Serial Numbers
This research study is a top reference book for all the aviation enthusiasts, especially for scale modelers.
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