Manufacturer – Lockheed
Role – Fighter/Bomber
Crew - 1
Span: 21 ft. 11 in.
Length: 54 ft. 10 in.
Height: 13 ft. 6 in.
Empty – 12,526
Take-off Clean – 19,566 lbs
Take-off Maximum – 27,537 lbs
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
External Hardpoints – 5
Gun – 1 X M-61 20mm Cannon
Missiles – 2 X Air-to-air Missiles
Bombs – 1 X Nuclear or Conventional Bombs
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Lockheed F-104C "World Altitude Record"
flown by Capt Joe Jordan, Dec. 14 1959
|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.
At Edwards AFB on December 14, 1959 and on the fifth attempt Lockheed F-104C 56-0885
piloted by USAF Captain Joe B. Jordan reached an altitude of 103,389 feet (31,513 m) officially
setting a new world altitude record for turbojet-powered aircraft. The aircraft belonged to the
479th TFW at George AFB that was deployed to Moron AB, Spain in November 1959. On May 9,
1961 56-0885 was lost when it went out of control and the pilot safely baled out. The cause was
a wrong size elevator hinge pin had been installed.
|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
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