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F-102A Delta Dagger Cockpit (Field Modified) V.5

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F-102A Delta Dagger Cockpit (Field Modified) V.5


This is a field-modified Convair F-102A Delta Dagger cockpit for Veltro2k's beautiful F-102A based on Pasko's F-106 stunning cockpit.

 

It has been modified over time by crews in the field as newer equipment came in and older equipment broke down and needed to be replaced. Apparently historically after time, almost no two F-102A cockpits had the same equipment in the same places as the others.

 

This is based on Pasko's beautiful later Convair F-106A Delta Dart Cockpit.

 

Tape gages were eliminated. Round gages were added. The moving map was removed and the radar display was changed and made a historically correct orange. The radar hood was made into a F-102A version. Lots of other detail work done was from actual color cockpit photos. It is much "greyer" and simpler than the later F-106A cockpit.

 

The F-102A was actually involved in air-air combat in Viet Nam while on a B-52 escort mission. One F-102A was shot down in ambush by a Mig 21 with an Atoll missile on 3 February 1968 according to the ACIG website. Another F-102A shot several Hughes AIM-4 falcon missiles at a Mig-21 but the results were not seen.

 

According to the ACIG website, a Turkish F-102A was in combat against Greek F-5s with shootdowns and other combats reported in July 1974.

 

http://s188567700.online.de/CMS/index.php?...14&Itemid=1

 

Thanks to Pasko for his fantastic F-106 cockpit included in the complete later F-106A Delta Dart that you can download at CombatAce.

 

If I forgot anyone, I appologize and please tell me. I finished this cockpit about a year before the Veltro2k F-102A was released and I lost track of things.

 

Apparently some USAAF Viet Nam pilots jury-rigged a mini-gun into the F-102 for some extra buzz.

 

Version History:

 

V.2 You can now see the wing tips and wing tanks from the cockpit...thanks for Lexx_luthor's suggestion

Thanks to Dave to point out the goof I made that it was Pasko's F-106 cockpit and not Dave's that I based the model on.

 

V.3 Added to the bottom right instrument panel: 1) an AC voltmeter and 2) a master warning test and reset switch which some photos show and 3) more detail to the warning light panel as per color cockpit photos making it even more different than the standard F-106 cockpit.

 

V.4 Added the huge signature F-102A red nav indicator light to the middle of the panel. Changed the colors of the artificial horizon to F-102 specific colors and markings. Changed the colors of the Radio direction instrument to F-102 specific colors and markings. This is probably the final version.

 

V.5 I now included the very specific F-102A artificial horizon this time with gray-blue top, gray markings, black bottom with blue markings which I left out in V.4 by mistake. If you compared the photo with the current F-102A artificial horizon, you can probably see the difference.

 

A visual thread showing these additions:

http://forum.combatace.com/index.php?showtopic=39881

 

Instructions:

 

1-Backup your files!

 

2- Unzip the F-102 cockpit to ...SFP1ObjectsAircraftF-102A.

 

3-When prompted, overwrite the files.

 

Enjoy!

 

NOT FOR PAYWARE USE IN ANY WAY


 

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Wow, ordway how you do this is beyond me. Very nice.

 

If you are interested in standard no-guns, rotate that gunsight!

 

I don't know how obscured this plane's view out front, but for F-106 I stack a classical junkpile in front of the pilot just by rotating that gunsight so you can't see through it. Because the 3D nature of TK's view system, you can "lean" to see around the garbage heap-- second pic below, note runway stripe that is directly in front of the aircraft.

 

Details here, scroll down to 106 ~> http://bbs.thirdwire.com/phpBB/viewtopic.p...a&start=168

 

F-106-1.jpgF-106-2.jpg

Edited by Lexx_Luthor

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Ah, there seems to be a somewhat clear view out front in at least one of these cockpit photos here.

 

~~> http://uscockpits.com/Jet%20Fighters/Jet%2...hters.html#F102

 

Veltro included a "sight" in the 3d Model cockpit area so I guess there is visual means of sighting the IR Falcons maybe. mmmm

 

Fantastic work Veltros, as always and ordways!!!

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That file seems to be removed for some reason...

Will it be re-uploaded at some point?

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Yeah I have the same problem here. Did you decide not to release it?

 

 

I fixed it and rereleased it and uploaded a second time this morning (Wednesday 15). I don't know why it is not up yet.

 

However, there is almost no difference between the first version and second versions except giving credit to Pasko instead of Dave (my goof) and now you can just see the wingtips from the cockpit (thanks to Lexx_luthor) where you couldn't before.

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I just added some more items to version 3 of the F-102 cockpit by adding an AC voltmeter, a test reset switch and added more details to the warning panel switch all in the lower right-hand section of the cockpit.

 

Why so many versions?...I never originally intended this for public release about a year ago, but instead for my own "interim" F-102A I had built (minus the exterior model just using the F-106 exterior model). Slowly, the cockpit and aircraft grew in detail and accuracy over the months, as things do, and then was publicly needed with Veltro's beautiful F-102A release. So out it came.

 

F-102V3.jpg

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Version V4 is now uploaded and probably my final one.

 

I added the huge signature red/orange Nav light in the middle of the F-102 panel. I made the artificial horizon more F-102A color and markings specific. I made the radio nav instrument more F-102A color and markings specific.

 

Enjoy!

 

F102V4.jpg

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I made an error in my cockpit file for V.4 and forgot to include the F-102A artificial horizon-it's just the old F-106 one now in the old version V.4. I just updated it and included it in the new version 5 (V.5).

 

V.5 I now included the very specific F-102A artificial horizon this time with gray-blue top, gray markings, black bottom with blue markings which I left out in V.4 by mistake. If you compared the photo with the current F-102A artificial horizon, you can probably see the difference.

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