Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA1072, Lockheed, F-104G Starfighter 4347, Captain S. L. Hu, 3rd TFW, 8th TFS, ROCAF, 1967. 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.
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter c/n 683D-6118 with US serial number 64-177773 was built by Canadair and completed its maiden flight in March 1965. The aircraft was delivered to the USAF in July 1965 as FG-773/47773 and transferred to the ROCAF 8th TFS / 3rd TFW coded as 4347. On January 13, 1967 4347 was flown by Major Shih-Lin Hu who used an AIM-9B to shoot down a MiG-19. On the same day another F-104 flown by Captain Bei-Puo Shih shot down another MiG-19. On April 29, 1971 4347 was destroyed during an aborted takeoff, pilot was safe.
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|Size:||3.75" Wingspan, 9.25" Long|
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