Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA1068, Lockheed, F-104G Starfighter "Tiger Meet 1978" FX52, 10th Wing, 31st Squadron, Belgian Air Force.
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.
F-104G Starfighter c/n 9095 FX52 became part of the Belgian Air Force in 1964. In 1978 the 31st Squadron was the host for the NATO Tiger Meet at Kleine Brogel AB FX52 was chosen to be the first Belgian fighter to receive a complete tiger paint scheme. Over the years this aircraft had many accidents and incidents, a bullet ricochet hit the radome, the aircraft had a midair collision and managed to land, the other aircraft; FX11 was destroyed. FX52 was withdrawn from service in 1987.
SEPTEMBER 2022 RELEASE
|Size:||3.75" Wingspan, 9.25" Long|
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