F-106 for Minot Museum

The Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot, N.D., will receive an F-106 Delta Dart fighter-interceptor for display. The Minot Daily News reports that museum officials hope to receive the aircraft before the end of the year. The F-106 has been in storage in the Air Force’s aircraft boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz. The Air Force must demilitarize the aircraft before its shipment via truck to the museum. In January 1960, Minot Air Force Base’s first F-106s arrived, according to Minot’s base history. The 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron operated them until the mid 1980s when the unit converted to flying F-15s.