|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
D-8114, Royal Netherlands Air Force
True 1/72 scale
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
Loads of optional armament has been provided
Canopy can be displayed open or closed
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
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 was built by Fokker under license from Lockheed. F-104G D-8114
c/n 683-8114 Fokker factory number 1056 was delivered on October 2, 1963 and over
the years served with the 323, 322, 311, 311/312, 311, 312 squadrons before being
removed from service on June 18, 1984. With the arrival of the F-16 most of the F-104
aircraft were sent to Turkey or Greece with some being kept for air frame training,
towing and displays. D-8114 was eventually saved and taken to Volkel Airbase where it
is under going restoration.
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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