Period: from '50 to '90
Model Dim.: 23,1 cm
F-104 G “RECCE”
The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter the most famous fighters inside history of aviation as well as one aided by the longest operational life: its history began at the end associated with the 50s and finished, for many atmosphere forces, in mid 2000s. Its unique airframe, with slender fuselage and very small wing surface, made this aircraft ideal as an interceptor. Because of the thrust of its General Electrical J79-GE-11A afterburning turbojet engine, it could surpass Mach 2,2 with a fantastic price of climb. But it wasn't really maneuverable and hard to pilot.The F-104G Starfighter had been produced on permit by a number of European aviation industries. From mid 60s, it became the standard interceptor for several NATO nations including Italy, Germany, Holland, Greece, and Turkey. The armament was essentially exactly the same entirely on earlier incarnations, with a 20mm Vulcan cannon together with choice to fit in wings air-to-air missiles, bombs, or additional fuel tanks to increase the airplane's range.With time, reconnaissance duties were added toward conventional interceptor solution. The F-104G had been for that reason fitted with a dedicated “Orpheus” reconnaissance outside pod that gave exemplary functional outcomes.
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