Often called "the rocket with a man in it," the F-104 was the first operational aircraft to sustain Mach 2 speed in flight. It suffered from short range, obsolete avionics, high landing speed and, until late 1967, an unreliable engine. Nonetheless, the Starfighter served the US and several of its allies well. North Vietnam’s pilots never challenged one in combat, and Italy’s air defense variant, the F-104S served through 2005.

Lockheed F-104C Starfighter
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Lockheed F-104C Starfighter

Code: TE7523

$11.95

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Lockheed F-104C Starfighter
Plastic model kit.
Scale 1/48
Manufacturer: Testors