Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA1066, Lockheed, Canadair CF-104 Starfighter 104801, 334 Squadron, Norwegian Air Force, 1982.
1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 3.75" Wingspan, 9.25" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft which was extensively deployed as a fighter-bomber during the Cold War. Created as a day fighter by Lockheed as one of the Century Series of fighter aircraft for the United States Air Force (USAF), it was developed into an all-weather multirole aircraft in the early 1960s and produced by several other nations, seeing widespread service outside the United States. Primary Role: Interceptor Aircraft, Fighter-Bomber.
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.
Constructed for the RCAF in 1962 as c/n 683A-1101 and given the serial number 12801. The aircraft was assigned to the No. 3 Wing at CFB Zweibrucken, Germany. In 1970 the aircraft was retired and stored until 1973 when it was sold to Norway. In 1980 the aircraft was renumbered as 104801 “801” and in 1982 was retired and was flown to Oslo to begin its preservation at the Central Defence Museum, on display RNoAF Museum (Forsvarsmuseet) at Gardermoen with 334 Skv marks. In 2006 moved to "Norwegian Aviation Museum" (Norsk Luftfartsmuseum) at Bodø.
AUGUST 2022 RELEASE
|Size:||3.75" Wingspan, 9.25" Long|
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