US Military aircraft designations are used to describe the aircraft from which these tags were cut. Jet-Eyes is not affiliated in any way with any aircraft manufacturer.
Introducing the F-106 Delta Dart aircraft tag. 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 F-106 tags are composite and are offered in 3 variants: double-sided tags, full thickness, and outer skin tags. The double-sided tags feature the orange exterior skin on both sides of the tag. These were cut from the trailing edge of the stabilizer. The full thickness tags are comprised of an orange outer skin with a honeycomb backing. These tags are the thickest option and are nearly 1” thick! The outer skin tags feature orange exterior paint and honeycomb remnants on the backside. All tags will feature the same artwork, which is inspired by the classic F-106 shoulder patch that pilots would wear.
All tags come with a cardback that features the aircraft history on the back.
Warning: Jet-Eyes tags are cut from real aircraft components and skin. These tags are made of and covered in industrial paints and coatings. These materials and coatings can be dangerous and cause harm if inhaled or ingested. Not recommended for small children.
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