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Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1017
Lockheed F-104G   
"26+63" or "26+72", German Marine "Vikings"
Just one model, decals provided to number the aircraft
of your choice

True 1/72 scale
There is only 1 aircraft but 2 sets of decals so you can number the
model either as 26+63 or 26+72

Professionally painted unique scheme
Great attention to detail
Most markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
Loads of optional armament has been provided
Canopy can be displayed open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable

The F-104 Starfighter was a revolutionary design with short razor-sharp wings. It was
the first aircraft to be able to maintain Mach 2 not just in short bursts. The Starfighter
shattered speed and rate of climb records that still are impressive today. This extremely
high speed earned the plane the nickname “The Missile With A Man In It”. Because of
financial considerations 15 or more countries purchased the F-104. The Starfighter flew
with the USAF in 1958 and the last airplane was decommissioned in Italy in 2004.


On August 14, 1983 the German Navy formed a two aircraft demonstration team. They
named them “The Vikings” and they flew the F-104G Starfighter painted in standard
Germany Navy colors grey and light grey. The team originally performed an eight minute
routine but extended it to twelve minutes.
The team was so successful that in the 1984 season a second identical team was
formed. Now “The Vikings” could perform in two places at the same time. In 1986 the
team expanded their season to include a North American tour through the USA and
Canada. The team was based at Eggebeck AB, in the state of Schleswig-Holstein so
when they returned home the aircraft were given a special white, blue and red paint
scheme. The colors are those of Schleswig-Holstein. However after the fifth show on
September 27, 1986 the team was disbanded due to the fact that the F-104G was being
retired from service. Over the three shorts years of performing some 6 million spectators
were able to enjoy more than 60 displays worldwide.
F-104G specifications

Manufacturer:    Lockheed

Designation:    F-104G Starfighter

Crew:    1 (pilot)

Length:    16.66 M.
Height:    4.09 M
Wingspan:    6.63 M
Wing Area:    18.22 Sq. M

Empty weight:    6345 Kg.
Gross weight:    9362 Kg.
Max. weight:    13171 Kg

Range:    1754 Km
Cruise Speed :    821 km/h
Max. Speed :    1844 km/h
Climb :    14,630 M/min
Ceiling:    15240 M.
Wing loading:    563kg/m2

Powerplant:    1 General Electric J-79-GE-11A (A/B 7,067 Kg.)
Thrust:    4356 Kg
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