Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1043
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
JA+240, JG 71 "Richthofen", Luftwaffe, 1965
True 1/72 scale
Professionally painted unique scheme
Great attention to detail
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
Highly collectable
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.

Built by Fokker, F-104G c/n 683D-8044 made its first flight on April 16, 1963 as
KG+144. On July 8, 1963 joined JG 71 at Wittmund AB as JA+240 wearing a silver paint
finish. On August 15, 1967 during a landing in marginal weather JA+240 went off the
runway breaking all landing gear and flipped over and the pilot was unhurt. The aircraft
only had 438 flight hours but the damage was too costly to repair so it became an
instructional air frame..
F-104G specifications

Manufacturer:    Lockheed

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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