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Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Japanese F-104J Starfighter
207th SQ, 83rd AG "J.A.S.D.F."
HA1023 Japanese F-104J Starfighter
The Lockheed F-104J was the Japanese Starfighter with the “J” standing for Japan. The
first F-104Js were just re-assembled “G” versions and first flew in March 8, 1962.
Because the Japanese constitution forbid offensive weapons the F-104J was set up
purely as an interceptor. The Japanese referred to the Starfighter as “Eikou (Glory) while
other countries called it the “Widow Maker”. Instead of a 20mm cannon the early variants
had an additional fuel tank and could carry four Sidewinder missiles or drop tanks but no
Data for HA1023
The JASDF (Japan Air Self Defense Force) was formed in 1954 with the F-86F. In 1959
the F-104J was chosen as the replacement aircraft and at the end of manufacturing in
December 1967 Japan had received 210. These aircraft equipped seven squadrons
(Hikoutai) with the 207th  Sq. 83rd Air Group assigned to the Southwestern Air Defense
Force, Naha Airbase, Okinawa. In March 1986 the 207th who were referred to as “F-104
Brothers” were the last to retire the Starfighters for the F-15J. Over the years 15% of the
F-104s were lost to accidents.
Japan Air Self
Defense Force
aircraft Insignia
Southwestern Air
Defense Force
True 1/72 scale
Professionally painted
All 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
Optional armament has been provided
Canopy opens
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable

Specifications F-104J
1 x 15,600-lb thrust J79-IHI-11A Japanese-built GE J79-GE-11A afterburning turbojet.

Empty - 13,900 lbs.
Max Takeoff - 29,303 lbs.

Wing Span - 21ft 9in.
Length - 54ft 8in.
Height - 13ft. 5in.

Maximum speed at 50, 000 ft. – 1,145 mph (Mach 2.2).
Service ceiling - 50,000ft.
Rate of climb - 48,000 ft./min.
Range - 1,080 miles.

1 x 20mm six-barrel cannon only on the later versions, early versions were without it
and replaced by a fuel tank.
2 x wingtip mounted Sidewinder air-to-air missiles.
2 x rack-mounted air-to-air Sidewinder missiles on the fuselage forward-centerline.
Provisions for wingtip mounted fuel tanks and optional fuel drop tanks under the wings

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