The model F102A has a span of 21", a length of 27.5" and uses the 1System Jet Pod. Surprisingly it comes in weighing just 100 grams with 122 sqin of wing area for a 4.13 oz/sqft. The 30mm EDF develops about 50 grams of thrust so this may be under powered.
The photos show the prototype after sanding edges, and then decorating.
The F102 was a failure in many respects but was a stepping stone in the development of supersonic jets. It was to be the first supersonic interceptor in 1954. The early version performed below expectation. The later F102A broke Mach 1.2 after it was given a new fuselage following the "area rule", but still suffered from poor armament flexibility, safety, and lack of mission flexibility. It couldn't dogfight and was really a straight line speedster.
However, it was a first in many respects. It was the first frontline supersonic jet, had automatic fire control, carried nuclear armament, and had an internal bay for weapons.
It was said this plane was far safer in combat rather than training or routine missions. The F102A led to the (F102B) F106 and then more refined fighter interceptors through the years.
My Dad's typical mission was Cold War stuff. He escorted Russian incursions away from Western Europe during the Berlin wall, the Eastern US Seaboard and helped enforce the blockade during the Cuban Missile crisis.
I grew up with images of this plane around the house as a kid. I have seen some film he took from the cockpit and seen film of him shooting target drones during "Red Flag". A couple years ago I walked around an F102 at the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti MI. I was stunned at just how big and long the fuselage is compared to the small wings. To think a guy would get in that thing and light the engine. It took a lot of guts! It's part of my history and I hope you enjoy it.