Here are the notes, as listed on the microfilm for this record, as written by the Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA):
“Recognized requirement for night fighter aircraft prior to attack on Pearl Harbor HI. Northrop P-61 Black Widow made first flight on 26 May 1942. F-82 aircraft offered temporary solution after World War II. Northrop created F-89 in 1947; production halted on F-87. Problems with F-89 prompted transfer of F-94B aircraft from Air Training Command (ATC) to Air Defense Command (ADC). Decision to use Falcon (GAR-1) air to air missile on interceptor required modifying aircraft. F-86 aircraft converted to interceptor role. 1954 interceptor later designated F-102 aircraft. Valley committee recommended north American receive contract to manufacture F-102 accessories. Saville board declared Hughes aircraft winner of competition. Convair declared winner of airframe competition. Debated advantages of delta wing for high-speed aircraft. F-103 aircraft product of same design competition that produced F-102. Lockheed developed F-104 aircraft. F-101B resulted from design competition held immediately after World War II. ADC received first F-106A aircraft in 1959. Plans for third generation jet interceptor included long range interceptor (lrix/F-108). Medium range interceptor (MRIX) first known as F-102B and later F-106. F-103 aircraft considered research vehicle.”
The following document was donated to The Black Vault by FOIA researcher Cory Newman. He spent YEARS collecting and researching these, and has allowed The Black Vault to archive parts of his collection. The records have been converted (to the best of a computer’s ability as the records are older and in parts harder to read) to a searchable format within the PDF, and uploaded below.
Aircraft in Air Defense, 1946-1960 by Richard McMullen (ADC Historical Study No. 12) [145 Pages, 39.7MB]