Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1046
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
JA+111, JG 71 "Richthofen",
Air Defence Competition 1967
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.

The Air Defence Competition evaluated the readiness of ground crews, pilots and radar
operators. Pilots and aircraft would be situated at each end of the runways and when
radar detected possible threats a scramble was issued. The length of time it took to
launch aircraft and intercept the intruder was recorded. F-104G c/n 683D-8024 was
assembled by Fokker in Holland, completed its maiden flight September 13, 1962 and
was delivered as JA+111 to JG 71 at Wittmund AB on July 17, 1963. Withdrawn from
use in December 1973 for spare parts and eventually scrapped.
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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