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F-104C SPECIFICATIONS

Manufacturer – Lockheed

Number Produced – 77

Role – Fighter/Bomber

Crew - 1

Dimensions
Span: 21 ft. 11 in.
Length: 54 ft. 10 in.
Height: 13 ft. 6 in.

Weight:
Empty – 12,526
Take-off Clean – 19,566 lbs
Take-off Maximum – 27,537 lbs

Performance
Engine – J79-GE-7
Thrust - 15,800 lbs. w/afterburner
Take-off Speed – 177 kt   (204 mph)
Landing Speed – 143 kt   (165 mph)
Maximum Speed – Mach 2.2
Range – 1,642 n.m.
Maximum Altitude – 59,000 ft
Combat Configuration – Optional Tip Tanks

Armament
External Hardpoints – 5
Gun – 1 X M-61 20mm Cannon
Missiles – 2 X Air-to-air Missiles
Bombs – 1 X Nuclear or Conventional Bombs
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1038
Lockheed F-104C
56--0886, 479th TFW,  Da Nang AB, 1965

The Lockheed F-104C came about as the result of Tactical Air Command (TAC) decision that the
F-104A wasn’t a capable supersonic tactical strike fighter. The F-104C was equipped with an in-
flight refueling probe to extend its range and was capable of delivering a tactical nuclear weapon.
Put into service during the Vietnam War the USAF realized the F-104C wasn’t the aircraft for
Vietnam and was replaced with the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The surviving F-104Cs
were transferred to the 198th TFS of the Puerto Rico Air National Guard.


Lockheed F-104C Starfighter 56-0886 was produced in 1956 c/n 383-1174. The 479th TFW sent
28 F-104Cs to Da Nang Air Base in April 1965. The 476th TFS from April 19, 1965 until July 11,
1965 the 436th TFS, which included 56-0886 “Fannie”, operated from July 12, 1965 until October
12, 1965. When the 435th TFS took over until December 20, 1965 F-104C 56-0886 was
transferred to them. These aircraft performed combat air patrols protecting EC-121 Warning Stars
and later air-to-ground missions. The 479th TFW flew 506 missions accumulating 1,707 flying
hours.
True 1/72 scale

Comes with wing tip AIM-9 missiles

Professionally painted unique scheme

Great attention to detail

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

Canopy can be displayed open or closed

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic

Highly collectable
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