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Lockheed F-104G 25+50
"25th Anniversary of JG-34" Luftwaffe, 1984
|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.
F-104G Starfighter 25+50 was manufactured by Fokker Aircraft Company in 1963 as an
RF-104G 683-8161 and served with the German Air Force JG-34 as 24+19 that
operated the Starfighter from 1964 until 1987. Later the aircraft was converted to an
F-104G and in 1984 was given a special paint scheme and serial to commemorate two
events. 1984 was the 25th Anniversary of JG-34 operations and the 50th Anniversary of
the Memmingen Airfield, home to JG-34. Along with the special paint the aircraft
received number 25+50 to match the two anniversaries.
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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