The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the last dedicated interceptor in the USAF. The Dart was one of the first planes designed using the "Area Rule" to help achieve supersonic level flight. Over 300 were constructed, and they served until the 1980s with many being converted for use as drones.
The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was a supersonic military jet fighter which served the United States Air Force (USAF) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Originally designed as a long-range penetration fighter, it became a versatile multi-role craft and was adapted for use as a fighter/bomber, recon plane, and interceptor. Over 800 were built and they served with the USAD, Canadian Air Force, and Taiwanese Air Force.
The Tupolev Tu-28, also known by its NATO designation "Fiddler" and its official Soviet designation Tu-128, was a long-range interceptor aircraft of the 1960s. It was the largest and heaviest fighter ever in service. Designed to defend the lengthy Soviet borders from American bombers, it had an estimated range of over 2,500 km. 198 were produced between 1964 and 1970, and they served until 1990, with most undergoing a modernization (Tu-128M) in 1979.
The Tupolev Tu-95 (NATO name: Bear) is a large strategic bomber and missile platform. Powered by four turboprop engines with contra-rotating propellers, it is the only prop-driven strategic bomber still in service. Over 500 were produced, and variants included the Tu-114 (a commercial version which also holds the record for the world's fastest propeller driven aircraft), the Tu-119 (equipped with a nuclear reactor), and the modernized Tu-95MS.
The Ilyushin Il-76 (NATO name: Candid) is a multi-purpose four-engined strategic airlifter. Designed to deliver heavy equipment to remote and undeveloped portions of the Soviet Union, variants of the Il-76 are able to land on unpaved runways. A versatile craft, it has been adapted to civilian use, refueling, hospital, search and rescue, command, and AWACS duties.
The Vought F7U Cutlass was a Cold-War era United States Navy carrier jet fighter and fighter-bomber. It had a highly unusual, dual-tailless design, allegedly based on aerodynamic data and plans captured from the German Arado company at the end of World War II. Due to its unusual design and underpowered engine, over one quarter of the 320 built were lost to accidents.
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