Time for some more plane porn.
This time, it's the Convair F-106. An air defense fighter, designed specifically to head off attacking Russian bombers, it served as an active-duty interceptor for 28 years in one form or another, and the last ones left National Guard service in 1988, 37 years after the first one flew in 1951. The 106 was known for it's superior performance and advanced technology, and in the case of one airframe, #58-0787, for it's ability to recover from a flat spin, fly away and land in a cornfield, all after the pilot had ejected.
I wrote a bit about this particular aircraft after discovering it on display at Wright-Patterson AFB Museum last year. And Airforcemagazine.com has a really good article about it, too. You can read more about it there and see it's pics here. They really don't make aircraft like this any more. And sadly, like the rest of the Century-series aircraft, none were maintained in flyable condition for future generations to see first-hand (although allegedly, QF106 drones 59-0158, 59-0043 and 58-0774 were flown to the AMARC boneyard in 1998, and at least seven more with minor damage remain in storage. If so, there's no reason why at least one cannot be turned over to, say, the Collings Foundation for historical restoration and flying display.)