Dart - Jet fighter featured on the crime fighting adventure
The Silver Dart was the sleek,
silver jet fighter used by Captain Midnight (Richard Webb) to
battle enemy agents during the days of the Cold War. Ichabod "Ikky"
Mudd (Sid Melton), was the Silver Dart's trusty mechanic.
Captain (a.k.a. Jim Albright) headed an anti-crime organization
called the Secret Squadron. Each member had their own secret code
code name: The Captain was SQ-1; Ikky was SQ-2; Tut was SQ-3. To
decode messages, the Secret Squadron used decoder badges.
Silver Dart Decoder
The Silver Dart jet used on the program was based on the
Douglas D-558 Phase II "Skyrocket." The series used both models
and stock footage of the The Skyrocket, the first
jet/rocket-powered aircraft to travel twice the speed of sound. The
closing credits of CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT stated "THE SILVER DART
courtesy Douglas Aircraft, US Navy."
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