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Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1032
Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter
28+35, Luftwaffe, mid 1980s

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
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.

Lockheed TF-104G Starfighter was c/n 583F-5965 built by Messerschmitt with the first
flight taking place on November 20, 1967. The aircraft had a Norm 62 camo paint
scheme with code 28+35 went to WaSLw 10 (training school) in January 1968 before
going to JaboG 31, on December 8, 1977, back to the school then transferred to JaboG
32 wearing a Lizard camo and then JaboG 34. Next stop was LVR 1 “F-104 Kommando”
(Air Force Supply Regiment) in 1987 and removed from service October 1988 and in
December 1988 sold the Greece.
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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