In 1952, C.L. 'Kelly' Johnson designed the F-104, and the first XF-104 made its initial flight in 1954. It was the first aircraft to fly at twice the speed of sound and held numerous airspeed and altitude records. On May 18, 1958, an F-104A set a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph, and on December 14, 1959, an F-104C set a world altitude record of 103,395 feet. The Starfighter was the first aircraft to hold simultaneous official world records for speed, altitude and time-to-climb. Using an accelerated loft technique, some F-104s have been flown to higher than 90,000 feet.
Lockheed F-104C Starfighter
Scale 1/32 Wing Span 8 7/8" Length 20 1/2"
This model is made of select kiln-dried Philippine mahogany wood and comes with a stand.