Tuesday, November 24, 2015
F106 Interceptor arrives at MAFB
January 1960 the first F106 Interceptor to arrive – the end of January, 1960 brought the first F106 Interceptor to the Minot Air Force Base. At the time this plane was the fastest and deadliest plane in the United States Air Force. Eventually the MAFB would be the home to 18 of the planes operated by the 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. The F106 had a length of 70 feet, height of 20.3 feet and a wing span of 38 feet. In addition to the F106, MAFB had eight KC135 tankers and 15 of the B52 bombers.