The F-102C (briefly known as the F-102X) was a proposal for a tactical
strike version of the Delta Dagger. It was powered by the J57-P-47
engine and had structural modifications designed to increase its
performance in a tactical role. Changes in the internal fire controls
system were also made.
Two F-102As (53-1797 and 53-1806) were modified as YF-102C engineering
testbeds, but the concept was rejected by the USAF in April of 1957.
53-1797 ended up in a Honolulu technical school.
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