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Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
26+30, JG.32 "Bavaria", Luftwaffe, July 1983
|The F-104 Starfighter was a revolutionary design with short razor-sharp wings. It was
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 F-104G 26+30 c/n 9182 completed its maiden flight on April 29, 1965. The
aircraft was delivered to JaboG 36 on August 4, 1965. In April 1970 the aircraft was
heavily damaged but after two years of repairs was returned to JaboG 36. In late 1973
the aircraft was assigned to JaboG 31 and eventually went to JaboG 32 on April 26,
1983. 26+30 was given a special paint scheme marked as “Bavaria” to celebrate the
25th Anniversary of JaboG 32 on July 26, 1983.
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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